The Lamentation is one of many frescoes in the Church of Saint Panteleimon in Gorno Nerezi in Northern Macedonia. Constructed in the 12th century, the building is a relic of late Byzantine art and architecture. In particular, the frescoes challenge the assertion that Giotto's frescoes from 14th century Padua departed from the so-called Byzantine otherworldly depiction of the human body. The Lamentation is an artistic fusion of life and death with significant emotional content.
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