Andrea Mantegna was born in 1431 in Vicenza, Italy. Mantegna attended the School of Padua and became a student of archeology. He became inspired by Donatello's work and used the idea of perspective to his advantage. He created pieces of art and architecture revolving around religious ideas as well as humanist ideas. Mantegna was looked after by Ludovico II Gonzaga, who later became his most famous patron.
The Dead Christ (1490)
This painting is my favorite piece. The detail and visibility makes the painting stand out. You can even see the detail in his hands. Andrea Mantegna depicts Christ in way that you could imagine what he would look like "in person".