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Andrea Mantegna

Italian painter

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
He was an influential artist with a precise, seemingly sculptural painting style that reflects influences of classical art and architecture. He was best known for bold and innovative use of perspective and foreshortening; he experimented with composition and media. Mantegna's date of birth is assumed, based on an altarpiece inscription with the date 1448 and a note that the artist was 17 at the time. He was probably born at Isola di Carturo, near Padua, where the birth of his brother Tommaso was documented. His father Biagio was a carpenter. At the age of eleven, Mantegna entered the workshop of Francesco Squarcione, who legally adopted him after the death of his father. At seventeen, Mantegna won his independence from Squarcione after bringing him to court for exploitation and fraud. Italian painter.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500004218.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Andrea Mantegna:

Andrea Mantegna The Virgin and Child, ca. 1480-1485 Engraving and drypoint
Andrea Mantegna Battle of the Sea-Gods [right side], ca. 1470-1480 Engraving and drypoint on laid paper
Andrea Mantegna Battle of the Sea-Gods [left side], ca. 1470-1480 Engraving and drypoint on laid paper
Attributed to Andrea Mantegna Flagellation with a Pavement, ca. 1465-1470 Engraving
Andrea Andreani after Andrea Mantegna The Triumphal Car, 1598 Chiaroscuro woodcut
Andrea Andreani after Andrea Mantegna The Elephants, 1598 Chiaroscuro woodcut
Andrea Andreani after Andrea Mantegna The Captives, 1598 Chiaroscuro woodcut
Anonymous after Andrea Mantegna Descent into Limbo, 18th century Engraving and etching on laid paper
Premier Engraver Four Dancing Muses, ca. 1497 Engraving on laid paper
Premier Engraver after Andrea Mantegna The Corselet Bearers, ca. 1495 Engraving
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