Andrea Mantegna was an Italian painter, a student of Roman archeology, 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. He also led a workshop that was the leading producer of prints in Venice before 1500. Mantegna was born in Isola di Carturo, close to Padua , second son of a carpenter, Biagio. At the age of eleven he became the...
|Date of death:||September 13, 1506|
|Also known as:||Andrea Mantegna (After)|