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Andrea Mantegna

 (1431 - 1506)
Andrea Mantegna was active/lived in Italy.  Andrea Mantegna is known for early Renaissance religious easel and mural painting, landscapes and figures.

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Andrea Mantegna was born in 1431 and grew up in Padua, near Venice, Italy, and began his artistic career there. He was the quintessential Renaissance man; he could draw with the precision of a surgeon, play with perspective like a computer animator and paint with the sensitivity of a diva. Mantegna ramks near the top of the Renaissance hierachy. His feats of perspective stole the show from his fellow artists and quickly brought Mantegna the lion's share of commissions in and around Padua.

The son of a carpenter, he was apprenticed to Francesco Squarcione, a mediocre artist who liked to adopt his protegees, literally so he could exploit their talents for free. At seventeen, Mantegne broke with his teacher. He married Nicolosia Bellin   ...  Displaying 750 of 1900 characters.

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