Agony in the Garden (Bellini)  

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Thematic development of Italian Renaissance painting

The Agony in the Garden[1] is a painting by the Italian Renaissance master Giovanni Bellini, who finished it around 1459. It is on display in the National Gallery, London.

It portrays Christ kneeling on the Mount of Olives in prayer, with his disciples Peter, James and St. John sleeping near to him.

The picture is closely related to the similar work by Bellini's kinsman, Andrea Mantegna, also in the National Gallery. It is likely that both derived from a drawing by Bellini's father, Jacopo. In Bellini's version, the treatment of dawn light has a more important role in donating the scene a quasi-unearthly atmosphere.




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