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The Genius of Andrea Mantegna

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The Genius of Andrea Mantegna

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The Genius of Andrea Mantegna by Keith Christiansen
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Few artists have managed to imprint their personality so indelibly on posterity as Andrea Mantegna (c. 1430-1506). Before he reached the age of twenty, Mantegna was already being praised for his alto ingegno (exalted genius), and he became the court artist for the Gonzaga family in Mantua before he was thirty. Yet, this book argues, Mantegna was not simply a great painter. Together with Donatello, he was the defining genius of the 15th century: the measure of what an artist could be. His highly original and deeply personal vision, the descriptive richness of his pictures, and his biting, hypercritical but always exalted mind gave Mantegna's art an extraordinary edge and earned him a preeminent place in the Renaissance.

Author Biography

Keith Christiansen is John Pope-Hennessy Chairman, European Paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Release date Australia
March 19th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations (some col.)
Imprint
Yale University Press
Pages
64
Dimensions
216x279x5
ISBN-13
9780300161618
Product ID
3833376

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