Andrea Mantegna

By Paige Bolser

His Life

  • Born in 1431.
  • Unknown where he was born.
  • He painted mostly for chruches.
  • He died in 1506.
  • He spent most time in Mantua.
  • Lived in Padua, Mantua and Vatican.
  • He is very much like humanism and nothing like secularism because of his paintings being focused around human beings and the human form.

Education and Training

  1. Foster father was the founder of Padua School of Painting.
  2. He learned at a young age.
  3. He was 17 when he did his first painting.

His paintings

  1. "Madonna in Glory"
  2. "Baptism of Hermogenes"
  3. "St. James before Caesar"
  4. "St. James was Led to Execution"
  5. "The Martyrdom of St. James"
  6. "The Martyrdom of St. Christopher"
  7. "The Removal of his Body"
  8. "The Triumph of Caesar"
  9. "Madonna della Vittoria"
  10. "Madonna and Saints"
  11. "The Triumph of Wisdom"
  12. "Parnassus"
  13. "The masque of Comus"
  14. "Dead Christ"
  15. "The Truimph of Scipio"

Featured Painting

  • This piece is called "Mars and Venus".
  • It was created in the year 1497.
  • It is located in Musse Du Louvne.
This painting is about the gods, goddesses and townspeople dancing and having a good time. They all look like they are mingling at what seems to be a party. This piece might be being held on Mt Olympus. I like the concept and how the cloth is flowing as the woman is dancing. This painting is very cheerful and it seems as though everyone is in a good mood. This is like humanism because it is surrounded around the human, or in this case god.


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