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Andrea Mantegna (UK: /mænˈtɛnjə/, US: /mɑːnˈteɪnjə/, Italian: ; c. 1431 – September 13, 1506) was an Italian painter, a student of Roman archeology, and son-in-law of Jacopo Bellini.
Andrea Mantegna (UK: /mænˈtɛnjə/, US: /mɑːnˈteɪnjə/, Italian: ; c. Like other artists of the time, Mantegna experimented with perspective, . His flinty, metallic landscapes and somewhat stony figures give evidence of a fundamentally sculptural approach to painting.
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Andrea Mantegna, painter and engraver, the first fully Renaissance artist of northern Italy. During the following year (1449), Mantegna worked on the fresco decoration of the Ovetari Chapel in the Eremitani Church in Padua. His best known surviving work is the Camera degli Sposi ( Room of the Bride and Groom ), or Camera Picta ( Painted Room ) (1474), in the Palazzo Ducale of Mantua, for which he developed a self-consistent. The figures of Saints Peter, Paul, and Christopher in the apse, his earliest frescoes in this chapel, show to what extent he had already absorbed the monumental figure style of Tuscany.
Painting, XV century. Napoleon's troops, located in the early NINETEENTH century in the Church of the Eremitani their barracks, also damaged its interior, but after the bombing raids of the 1940s from the frescoes by Mantegna were some fragments. Description of the artwork The procession of St. James to the penalty. The fresco of the chapel of Ovetari in the Church of the Eremitani in Padua. One consolation is that the painting was so superb that they are very often copied, so we to some extent can imagine, looked like the lost frescoes of the chapel of Ovetari. Particularly noteworthy are scenes from the lives of St. James and St. Christopher.
Keith Christiansen in Andrea Mantegna. Exh. ca. Royal Academy of Arts, London
Keith Christiansen in Andrea Mantegna. Royal Academy of Arts, London. 90, 91 (detail), dates it between the fresco of the martyrdom of Saint James formerly in the Eremitani, Padua (1453–57), and the predella of the San Zeno altarpiece (1456–59), and contemporary with the Agony in the Garden (National Gallery, London).
Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506), painter and engraver, the first fully Renaissance artist of northern Italy
Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506), painter and engraver, the first fully Renaissance artist of northern Italy. His best known surviving work is the Camera degli Sposi ("Room of the Bride and Groom"), or Camera Picta ("Painted Room") (1474), in the Palazzo Ducale of Mantua, for which he developed a self-consistent illusion of a total environment. Mantegna’s other principal works include the Ovetari Chapel frescoes (1448-55) in the Eremitani Church in Padua and the Triumph of Caesar (begun c. 1486), the pinnacle of his late style. Formative years in Padua. Mantegna’s extraordinary native abilities were recognized early.
Padua is perhaps most famous for the Giotto frescoes in the Arena Chapel, which everyone should see at least once (reservations absolutely required!); but the next-door church of the Eremitani is also a must-see for the restored Mantegna frescoes in the Ovetari Chapel.
The Mantegna frescoes were painted in the 15th century in the Church of the Eremitani in Padua. One was that back in 1880 some of Mantegna’s frescoes had been removed from the church to save them from the damp walls. These were the two lower panels of the Stories of St. Christopher and the whole Assumption of the Virgin on the central wall. Thus, unwittingly, they were saved from the bombs in the Second World War. The other good thing is that those tiny 88 thousand fragments into which the rest of the frescoes collapsed, were picked from the rubble and preserved.
Mantegna was born in Isola di Carturo, Republic of Venice close to Padua (now Italy) . After a series of coincidences, Mantegna finished most of the work alone, though Ansuino, who collaborated with Mantegna in the Ovetari Chapel, brought his style in the Forlì school of painting.
Mantegna was born in Isola di Carturo, Republic of Venice close to Padua (now Italy), second son of a carpenter, Biagio. At the age of eleven he became the apprentice of Francesco Squarcione, Paduan painter. This series was almost entirely lost in the 1944 allied bombings of Padua.
ANDREA MANTEGNA: 1431–1506 In 1448 Squarcione received a commission to paint frescoes in the church of the Eremitani friars at Padua.
ANDREA MANTEGNA: 1431–1506. He was born at Isola di Cartura, near Padua, thirteen years before Botticelli; we must here retrace our steps in time if we are to appreciate Mantegna’s achievement. He was enrolled in the painters’ guild in Padua when he was but ten years old. Francesco Squarcione was then the most famous teacher of painting not only in Padua but in Italy. In 1448 Squarcione received a commission to paint frescoes in the church of the Eremitani friars at Padua. Niccolò finished one panel in excellent style, then lost his life in a brawl.
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