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Modern conservation strategies favor minimal intervention. While past standards maintained that stained glass windows must be re-leaded at least every century, experts now agree that the lead matrix routinely lasts for well over a century and should be considered as part of the history of the artifact.
In Andrea Mantegna’s Dead Christ, bold foreshortening draws the viewer into the tragic scene to join the mourners gathered around the body awaiting burial, wounds exposed. Mantegna’s innovative compositions and meticulous execution helped to make him one of the preeminent artists of the 15th century.
In this update, Grove Art publishes 6 new articles, 49 emendations, and 4 article revisions. Benezit publishes 2 new entries and 10 emendations.
Join Benezit on a tour of unique art collections around the world! Written by experts and curators, our Collection Guides present the history and highlights of museums and galleries. Follow links to related texts in Oxford Art Online and around the web to learn more about the artists in these outstanding collections.