Andrea Mantegna, ‘Bacchanal with a Wine Vat’, ca. 1470–1490, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Andrea Mantegna

Bacchanal with a Wine Vat, ca. 1470–1490

Engraving and drypoint
11 3/4 × 17 3/16 in
29.8 × 43.7 cm
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Purchase, Rogers Fund, The Charles Engelhard Foundation Gift, and The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The …
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.

Andrea Mantegna, ‘Bacchanal with a Wine Vat’, ca. 1470–1490, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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About the work
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Purchase, Rogers Fund, The Charles Engelhard Foundation Gift, and The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The …
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.

Andrea Mantegna

Bacchanal with a Wine Vat, ca. 1470–1490

Engraving and drypoint
11 3/4 × 17 3/16 in
29.8 × 43.7 cm
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