Andrea Mantegna

an artist of the renaissance

Background

Born/Died: 1431 in Isola di Carturo, Italy-September 13, 1506

Where He Spent Most of his Life: Padua Italy

Education/Training: taught by Squarcione

Life(style): when training under Squarcione, Mantegna claimed he was discredited for his own work and left; humanism was a major trend in Italy at the time

Type of Art: painting and sculpting; examples include "Camera delai Sposi", his Ovetari Chapel frescoes, and Triumph of Caesar

Patrons: Mantegna did not like being liited by patronage but when he was sponsored some of his patrons include the Gonzaga family, Ludovico, Francesco, and Montova

The Virgin Victory

Date Created: 1496

Where is it Today: The Louvre Museum

Significance: Uses oil paints to get vivid color

Why I Find it Interesting: I like this piece because I like the colors used. Some of Mantegna's artwork uses dark, bleak colors which turns me away from them but this one has Mary's bright orange dress, the green ivy, the blue sky, and the silver ornaments and colorful fruit on the ivy.

Representation of ISM's: this painting displays large amounts of classicism. Mathematical techniques such as symmetry, arches, and domes are shown in reflection of those from ancient Roman times.

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Works Cited:

Sheard, Wendy Stedman. "Andrea Mantegna | Italian Artist." Encyclopedia Britannica Online.

Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2015.


"Artstor." Artstor. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Dec. 2015.