Linus Meldrum

Linus Meldrum is Assistant Professor of Fine Arts and a Faculty Associate with the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.

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Lenten Meditation: Mantegna’s Lamentation over the Dead Christ

An anomaly both then and now, Andrea Mantegna’s Lamentation over the Dead Christ, c. 1480, has often been called a tour-de-force of perspective.  This small tempera painting was found by Mantegna’s son in the artist’s personal collection at his death. The Early Renaissance masterpiece likely disturbed its viewers with its strangeness—the composition, the point of … Read more

Giotto: Nature Meets the Supernatural

Giotto di Bondone, the fabled pre-Renaissance painter, has had a problem. Being so famous, he is a big target.  His fame has engendered a cadre of critics who have, over the years, both praised his work and doubted the attributions. There are arguments about where he painted, what he painted, how he painted and who … Read more

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