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Andrea Mantegna (c. 1431, near Vicenza, Italy , September 13, 1506, Mantua) was the first truly Renaissance artist of Northern Italy. A serious student of Roman archaeology and son-in-law of Jacopo Bellini, Mantegna is credited with inventing the techniques of foreshortening and spatial illusionism.
He was also the first artist to manipulate perspective as he thought best, e.g., by lowering the horizon in order to render his figures more monumental.
His flinty, metallic landscapes and somewhat stony figures give evidence of a fundamentally sculptural approach to painting. Major works
The Adoration of the Shepherds (c. 1415-1453) - Tempera on canvas transferred from wood, 40 x 55,6 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Crucifixion (1457-1459) - Wood, 67 x 93 cm, Louvre, Paris
Agony in the Garden (c. 1459) - Tempera on wood, 63 x 80 cm, National Gallery, London
Portrait of Cardinal Lodovico Trevisano, (c. 1459-1469) - Tempera on wood, 44 x 33 cm, Staatliche Museen, Berlin
San Luca Altarpiece (1453) - Panel, 177 x 230 cm, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan
Death of the Virgin (c. 1461) - Panel, 54 x 42 cm, Museo del Prado, Madrid
Portrait of a Man (c. 1460) - Wood, National Gallery of Art, Washington
Presentation at the Temple (c. 1460-1466) - Tempera on wood, 67 x 86 cm, Staatliche Museen, Berlin
Madonna with Sleeping Child (c.1465-1470) - Oil on canvas, 43x32 cm, Staatliche Museen, Berlin
St. George (c. 1460) - Tempera on panel, 66 x 32 cm, Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice
Altarpiece of San Zeno (1457-1460) - Panel, 480 x 450 cm, San Zeno, Verona
St. Sebastian (c. 1457-1459)- Wood, 68 x 30 cm, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
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