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      Andrea Mantegna



      • Known as: Italian Renaissance Painter & Engraver
      • Born: c. 1431, Isola di Cartura, near Vicenza, Italy
      • Date of death: September 13, 1506, Mantua, Italy



    • Andrea Mantegna was the second son of a carpenter, Biagio. He started his apprenticeship as a child, with the painter Francesco Squarcione in Padua. It was from Squarcione that Mantegna learnt the Latin language and embedded into him the strengths of Roman sculpture.

      Mantegna left Squarcione when he was 17, probaly over a row over money, He was now working in Padua in a time in which artists such as Paolo Uccello and Filippo Lippi also worked.

      The next inflluence on his work was Jacopo Bellini, father of the painters painters Giovanni and Gentile. In 1453, Mantegna married Bellini's daughter, Nicolosia.

      Maybe because of his falling out with the influential Squarcione, he left Padua at an early age. He would spend the rest of his life living and working in Rome, Verona and Mantua.

      In 1460, Mantegna was appointed court artist of the Marquis Ludovico Gonzaga of Mantua. He worked here solidly for the best bart of the next two decades and during his time here his son Bernardino died.

      He was called by Pope Innocent VIII in 1488 to paint frescos in a chapel Belvedere in the Vatican. His association with the pope lasted until 1500.

      He returned to Mantua in 1490. His health was declining but he continued to work. His wife died and he became a father again in his 60s, to a son, Giovanni Andrea. Another son Francesco, was thrown out of court for incurring the marquis' displeasure.

      He died in Mantua, on September 13, 1506.


      Works Include:


      • Altarpiece for the church of Santa Sofia (1449)
      • Decoration of the Ovetari Chapel (Group) (1449)
      • Two Saints over the entrance porch of the church of Sant'Antonio, Padua (1452)
      • The Adoration of the Shepherds (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) (c. 1453)
      • Altarpiece of St Luke and other Saints, church of S. Giustina (Brera Gallery, Milan) (1453)
      • San Luca Altarpiece (Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan) (1453)
      • Series of frescoes in the chapel of S. Cristoforo, church of Sant'Agostino degli Eremitani (Group)

      • St. Sebastian (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna) (c. 1457-1459)
      • St. Sebastian (Louvre, Paris)
      • Crucifixion (Louvre, Paris) (1457-1459)
      • Altarpiece for the church of San Zeno Maggiore, Verona (c. 1459)
      • Agony in the Garden (National Gallery, London) (c. 1459)
      • Portrait of Cardinal Lodovico Trevisano (Staatliche Museen, Berlin) (c. 1459-1469)
      • Portrait of a Man (National Gallery of Art, Washington) (c. 1460)
      • St. George (Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice) (c. 1460)
      • Presentation at the Temple (Staatliche Museen, Berlin) (c. 1460-1466)
      • Death of the Virgin (Museo del Prado, Madrid) (c. 1461)
      • Madonna with Sleeping Child (Staatliche Museen, Berlin) (c.1465-1470)
      • Portrait of Carlo de Medici (Uffizi, Florence) (c. 1467)
      • Camera degli Sposi (c. 1474)
      • The Madonna of the Cherubim (Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan) (c. 1485)
      • Triumph of Caesar (Hampton Court Palace, UK) (c. 1486)
      • Madonna of the Caves (Uffizi, Florence) (1489-1490)
      • St. Sebastian (Ca' d'Oro, Venice) (1490)
      • The Lamentation over the Dead Christ (Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan) (c. 1490)
      • Madonna della Vittoria (Louvre, Paris) (1495)
      • Judith and Holofernes (National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.) (1495)
      • Holy Family (The Dresden Gallery, Dresden) (c. 1495-1500)
      • Parnassus (Mars and Venus) (Louvre, Paris) (1497)
      • Minerva Chases the Vices from the Garden of Virtue (Louvre, Paris) (c. 1502)




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      andrea mantegna / the agony in the garden (1455) andrea mantegna / detail of the frescoes in the camera degli sposi in the palazzo ducale in mantua andrea mantegna / the court of mantua, fresco for the camera degli sposi of palazzo ducale, mantua andrea mantegna / the lamentation over the dead christ andrea mantegna / the madonna of the cherubim (1485) andrea mantegna / calvary, detail
      andrea mantegna / arrival of cardinal francesco gonzaga, detail showing one of his younger brothers andrea mantegna / arrival of cardinal francesco gonzaga, greeted by his father marchese ludovico gonzaga III andrea mantegna / calvary, central predella panel from the st. zeno of verona altarpiece, 1456-60 andrea mantegna / camera degli sposi, ceiling oculus andrea mantegna / camera degli sposi, ceiling andrea mantegna / camera degli sposi, the meeting
      andrea mantegna / camera degli sposi, The meeting andrea mantegna / camera degli sposi, west wall, grooms andrea mantegna / camera degli sposi, west wall andrea mantegna / camera picta I andrea mantegna / camera picta II andrea mantegna / david with the head of goliath, circa 1490-95
      andrea mantegna / camera degli sposi, The meeting andrea mantegna / horse and groom, from the camera degli sposi or camera picta, 1465-74 (detail) andrea mantegna / marchese ludovico gonzaga III of mantua greeting his son cardinal francesco gonzaga andrea mantegna / marchese ludovico gonzaga III, his wife barbara of brandenburg, their children andrea mantegna / mars et venus (le parnasse) andrea mantegna / resurrection
      andrea mantegna / self-portrait incorporated into the decorative frieze of the camera degli sposi or camera picta andrea mantegna / st. sebastian, 1481 andrea mantegna / st. sebastian, circa 1459 andrea mantegna / st. sebastian andrea mantegna / the agony in the garden, left hand predella panel from the altarpiece of st. zeno of verona 1456-60 andrea mantegna / triumphs of caesar
      andrea mantegna / triumphs of caesar andrea mantegna / triumphs of caesar andrea mantegna / triumphs of caesar andrea mantegna / west wall of the camera degli sposi, detail andrea mantegna / the judgement of solomon andrea mantegna / trompe l'oeil oculus in the centre of the vaulted ceiling of the camera degli sposi











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