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St. Sebastian, 1480; panel; Musée du Louvre
Isola di Carturo, Venetian Republic, now Italy
|Died||September 13, 1506 (aged 74–75)
Mantua, now Italy
|Known for||Painting, fresco|
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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