Andrea Mantegna

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Andrea Mantegna (c. 1431-1506 CE) was an Italian Renaissance artist most famous for his use of foreshortening and other perspective techniques in engravings, paintings, and frescoes. Another common feature of Mantegna's work is his frequent use of ancient Roman sculpture and architecture as a setting for his innovative presentation of familiar religious and mythological subjects. Amongst his most celebrated works are the cycle of frescoes in the Palazzo Ducale in Mantua and such paintings as the Agony in the Garden and Lamentation of Christ, all triumphs of three-dimensional perspective in a two-dimensional medium.

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  • c. 1431 - 1506
    Life of the Italian Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna.
  • c. 1431
    The Italian Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna is born in Isola di Cartura near Padua.
  • 1449 - 1456
    The Italian Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna works on frescoes in the Ovetari chapel of the Eremitani church of Padua.
  • 1453
    The Italian Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna marries the daughter of Jacopo Bellini.
  • c. 1455 - c. 1460
    The Italian Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna works on his painting The Agony in the Garden.
  • c. 1459
    The Italian Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna moves to Verona and works on an altarpiece for the Church of Saint Zeno.
  • 1460
    The Italian Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna becomes the court artist of the Gonzaga family of Mantua.
  • 1465 - 1474
    The Italian Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna works on his fresco cycles in the Palazzo Ducale of Mantua.
  • 1488
    The Italian Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna is commissioned by the Pope to produce frescoes in the Vatican’s Chapel of the Belvedere.
  • 1490
    The Italian Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna produces his Triumph of Caesar tempera panels.
  • c. 1490
    The Italian Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna produces his engraving the Battle of the Sea Gods.
  • 1497
    The Italian Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna produces his painting Parnassus.
  • c. 1502
    The Italian Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna produces his painting Virtue Triumphant over Vice.
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