Andrea Mantegna, Mourning over Dead Christ (detail). Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan.

ANDREA MANTEGNA, artist – "One of the greatest exponents of the Quattrocento, interested in the human figure, which he often represented under extreme perspectives ("detail, from The Dead Christ").

Andrea Mantegna - Arrival of Cardinal Francesco Gonzaga, Ducal Palace in Mantua, Italy

Andrea Mantegna - Arrival of Cardinal Francesco Gonzaga, Ducal Palace in Mantua…

MANTEGNA, Andrea The Ascension of Christ 1460-64 Tempera on wood, 86 x 162 cm (entire triptych) Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.

Andrea Mantegna The Ascension of Christ Tempera on wood, 86 x 162 cm (entire triptych) Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.

Andrea Mantegna, Camera degli Sposi, a putto on the ceiling, Palazzo Gonzaga in Mantova

Decoration of the Camera degli Sposi (Camera Picta), 1465 - 1474 (fresco and dry tempera)

Middle panel detail 'Enthroned Madonna and Angels' (1457-59) by Italian Renaissance painter Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506) for the Altarpiece of San Zeno, Verona. Triptych, tempera on wood, 220 × 115 cm. via Wikipedia

Middle panel detail 'Enthroned Madonna and Angels' by Italian Renaissance painter Andrea Mantegna for the Altarpiece of San Zeno, Verona. Triptych, tempera on wood, 220 × 115 cm. via Wikipedia

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Holbein vs. Mantegna: Dead or Alive?

When I was in college, sculptor Peter Hide, said to me, "People only like the art that they are ready for." This came up when we were discussing Rubens, an artist whose work I had not seen much of.

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