A drink with the saints. Altar of St. George in Ferrara, Cosimo Tour, 1474
- Posted by: Cosimo Tour
- Museum: Louvre
- Year: 1474
Overview of the painting :
A drink with the saints. Altar of St. George in Ferrara – Cosimo Tour. 1474. Wood, tempera. 132×267
The painter of the Early Renaissance, Cosimo Tour (about 1430-1495) was a court artist at d’Este, the hertz of Ferrara.
The composition “Pieta with the Saints” is part of the altar of St. George in Ferrara. Pieta is the mourning of Christ, who died on the cross. An indispensable participant in such compositions is Our Lady. The lifeless body of the Son is spread out on her lap, and the figures of the chosen saints empathizing with Her grief are depicted nearby. There is no place for beauty: the faces of all those present are distorted by sorrow and suffering, the seal of Christ also has the seal of godmothers. To convey the emotional state of heroes, the artist uses the language of facial expressions and gestures, eloquently speaking about their experiences.