Pieta by Pietro Perugino, 1490. Pieta is the Christian term for the depiction of the Virgin holding the dead body of Christ. Perugino’s version is linear and static, with an emphasis on symmetrical order.

Pieta by Pietro Perugino, 1490. Pieta is the Christian term for the depiction of the Virgin holding the dead body of Christ. Perugino’s version is linear and static, with an emphasis on symmetrical order.