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Andrea Mantegna
St. Sebastian, 1480; panel; Musée du Louvre
Born c. 1431
Isola di Carturo, Venetian Republic, now Italy
Died September 13, 1506 (aged 74–75)
Mantua, now Italy
Nationality Italian
Field Painting, fresco
Training Francesco Squarcione
Movement Italian Renaissance
Works St. Sebastian
Camera degli Sposi
The Agony in the Garden

Andrea Mantegna (Italian: [anˈdrɛːa manˈteɲɲa]; c.  1431 – September 13, 1506) was an Italian painter, a student of Roman archeology, and son-in-law of Jacopo Bellini. Like other artists of the time, Mantegna experimented with perspective, e.g. by lowering the horizon in order to create a sense of greater monumentality. His flinty, metallic landscapes and somewhat stony figures give evidence of a fundamentally sculptural approach to painting. He also led a workshop that was the leading producer of prints in Venice before 1500.

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