Andrea Mantegna - The Court of Mantua, 1474

Andrea Mantegna

November 26, 2013

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.