Andrea Mantegna

Italian, 1431–1506

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Andrea Mantegna

Italian, 1431–1506

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One of the pre-eminent figures of the Italian Renaissance, Andrea Mantegna’s enduring admiration for the art and culture of antiquity is evident in his emphasis on accurate proportion when depicting the figure. Mantegna’s oeuvre is further characterized by his unusual compositional choices, often incorporating perspective and foreshortening to an exaggerated degree. Mantegna was influenced by fellow Italian artists Filippo Lippi, Paolo Uccello, and, most significantly, Donatello, who worked in Padua for a period, which allowed Mantegna to see the master sculptor’s work in person.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
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National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and 3 more
Biography

One of the pre-eminent figures of the Italian Renaissance, Andrea Mantegna’s enduring admiration for the art and culture of antiquity is evident in his emphasis on accurate proportion when depicting the figure. Mantegna’s oeuvre is further characterized by his unusual compositional choices, often incorporating perspective and foreshortening to an exaggerated degree. Mantegna was influenced by fellow Italian artists Filippo Lippi, Paolo Uccello, and, most significantly, Donatello, who worked in Padua for a period, which allowed Mantegna to see the master sculptor’s work in person.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 4 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and 3 more
Articles Featuring Andrea Mantegna
A Closer Look at the Visual Illusions Artists Have Used to Deceive the Eye
Nov 7th, 2018
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