Andrea Mantegna - The Court of Mantua, 1474

Andrea Mantegna

Italy

Fine Art

Andrea Mantegna
Andrea Mantegna
Male
Italy
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November 26, 2013
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Andrea Mantegna (1431 – 1506) was an Italian painter, a student of Roman archaeology, and son-in-law of Jacopo Bellini. Like other artists of the time, Mantegna experimented with perspective, e.g., by lowering the horizon in order to create a sense of greater monumentality. His flinty, metallic landscapes and somewhat stony figures give evidence of a fundamentally sculptural approach to painting.