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  Andrea Mantegna - LoveToKnow 1911
ANDREA MANTEGNA (1431-1506), one of the chief heroes in the advance of painting in Italy, was born in Vicenza, of very humble parentage.
This connexion of Andrea with the pictorial rival of Squarcione is generally assigned as the reason why the latter became alienated from the son of his adoption, and always afterwards hostile to him.
Andrea, conscious as he was of his own great faculty and mastery, seems nevertheless to have felt that there was something in his old preceptor's strictures; and the later subjects, from the legend of St Christopher, combine with his other excellences more of natural character and vivacity.
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 Andrea Mantegna - MSN Encarta
Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506), one of the foremost north Italian painters of the 15th century.
Mantegna was probably born at Isola di Carturo, between Vicenza and Padua (Padova), and became the apprentice and adopted son of the painter Francesco Squarcione of Padua.
The influence of both ancient Roman sculpture and the contemporary sculptor Donatello are clearly evident in Mantegna's rendering of the human figure.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761573590/Andrea_Mantegna.html   (485 words)

  
 Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)/Andrea Mantegna - Wikisource
Mantegna's earliest known work, a "Madonna in Glory", was painted when he was seventeen for the church of S. Sofia at Padua.
In 1457 Lodovico Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua, invited Mantegna to enter his service, but it was two years before the successful artist could be persuaded to accept.
In 1485 Mantegna was ordered by Gonzaga to paint a Madonna for Isabella's mother, the Duchess of Ferrara, to do which he interrupted a series of paintings, "The Triumph of Caesar", now at Hampton Court, which he had begun soon after his arrival in Mantua.
en.wikisource.org /wiki/Catholic_Encyclopedia_(1913)/Andrea_Mantegna   (752 words)

  
 Andrea Mantegna - MalibuMountainWiki
Mantegna was born in Isola di Cartura, close to Vicenza in the Republic of Venice, second son of a carpenter, Biagio.
Mantegna also adopted the wet drapery patterns of the Romans, who derived the form from the Greek invention, for the clothing of his figures, although the tense figures and interactions are derived from Donatello.
Mantegna's main legacy in considered the introduction of spatial illusionism, both in frescoes and in sacra conversazione paintings: his tradition of ceiling decoration was followed for almost three centuries.
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 Andrea Mantegna
Andrea Mantegna, one of the chief heroes in the advance of painting in Italy, was born in Vicenza, of very humble parentage.
This connection of Andrea with the pictorial rival of Squarcione is generally assigned as the reason why the latter became alienated from the son of his adoption, and always afterwards hostile to him.
Mantegna then returned to Mantua, and went on with a series of works -- the nine tempera pictures, each of them 9 feet square, of the "Triumph of Caesar" which he had probably begun before his leaving for Rome, and which are now in Hampton Court.
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 Artist - Andrea Mantegna
ANDREA MANTEGNA (pronounced Man-tane'yah) was born at Vicenza, in the neighborhood of Padua, in the year 1431.
Mantegna's irascible disposition, which rendered him an almost impossible neighbor, does not seem to have prevented his being held by the distinguished scholars of his day to be a delightfully agreeable companion, whose varied accomplishments and cultivated tastes excited general respect and admiration.
Mantegna, deeply hurt by her long silence, angrily refused to part with his treasure for less than the sum named, and the marchioness finally acceded to his terms.
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 Andrea Mantegna
Mantegna's life long passion for Classical antiquity was given ample early nourishment through the archaeological interests of his master, the abundance of Roman remains in northern Italy and the humanistic atmosphere generated by the local university of Padua.
Mantegna's earliest independent commission was for the fresco decorations of the Ovetari Chapel of the Eremitani Church in Padua (1459, largely destroyed in the Second World War).
Andrea Mantegna: The Adoration of the Magi (Getty Museum Studies on Art), by Dawson W. Carr.
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 Andrea Mantegna - FREE Andrea Mantegna Biography | Encyclopedia.com: Facts, Pictures, Information!
Andrea Mantegna, 1431-1506, Italian painter of the Paduan school.
Mantegna was one of the greatest and most celebrated artists of N Italy.
Andrea Mantegna, the son of the carpenter Biagio...
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 Andrea Mantegna
Mantegna's earliest known work, a "Madonna in Glory", was painted when he was seventeen for the church of S. Sofia at Padua.
In 1459 he went to Mantua, and here, save for the interval of his stay in Rome, whither he went at the request of Innocent VIII to decorate the new chapel in the Vatican, he spent the remainder of his life.
In 1485 Mantegna was ordered by Gonzaga to paint a Madonna for Isabella's mother, the Duchess of Ferrara, to do which he interrupted a series of paintings, "The Triumph of Caesar", now at Hampton Court, which he had begun soon after his arrival in Mantua.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/m/mantegna,andrea.html   (740 words)

  
 Andrea Mantegna and the Camera Picta
Mantegna devised an integrated scheme according to which the room is conceived as a pavilion, open on the sides and topped by an elaborate architectural framework perforated by a Classical oculus.
Mantegna subtly combined fictive elements with real ones, adapting viewpoints so that the spectator is constantly under pressure to believe the illusion and enter into the fiction of the represented scenes.
Despite the proclaimed modesty, Mantegna was doubtless counting on the viewer’s awareness that ‘tenue’ could also mean ‘subtle’ or ‘fine’ and a few centimetres away amidst the foliage decoration of the pilaster on the right he introduced his self-portrait.
www.idehist.uu.se /distans/ilmh/Ren/hum-mantegna-picta-grove.htm   (899 words)

  
 Arte mantovana: Andrea Mantegna
Andrea Mantegne was born at Isola di Carturo near Padova in 1431 and died in Mantova in 1506.
During the long time Andrea Mantegna lived in Mantova (the photo represent his house) he painted the Chapel of St. George's Castle, of which now only the triptych remains with the Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the tample(Firenze, Uffizi) and the "Virgin's death"(Madrid, Prado).
Mantegna accomplished many other masterpieces such as the Madonna of the Vistory (Louvre, Paris), the Triumph of Cesare and two paintings of St. Sebastian through which he clearly influenced the Renaissance picture.
www.mynet.it /mantova/arte/manteg-e.htm   (271 words)

  
 Andrea Mantegna - Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
However, the young Mantegna soon left his master's studio for an independent career that began when, in 1448, he was awarded part of the commission for the fresco decoration of the Ovetari chapel in the Church of the Eremitani, Padua (now mostly destroyed).
While Mantegna must have had a large workshop to help with his numerous commissions, he had few pupils of note: Bonsignori and Caroto are usually cited, in addition to the lesser talent of his son, Francesco.
Mantegna's influence was wide, but nowhere more so than in the field of engraving, which he raised to a high art.
www.bonus.com /contour/national_gallery/http@@/www.nga.gov/cgi-bin/pbio?19750   (464 words)

  
 Andrea Mantegna - Biography and Gallery of Art
Great hopes were now conceived of Andrea, owing to this and other works, and as success brings success, he took to wife the daughter of Jacopo fidlini, 6 the Venetian painter and father of Gentile and Giovanni, and the rival of Squarcione.
What is more, Andrea became so famous that his renown reached Pope Innocent VIII., who, having heard of his excellence in painting and his other good qualities with which he was marvellously endowed, sent for him and for several others to adorn with paintings the walls of the Belvedere, which was just finished.
Andrea was so gentle and amiable in all his acts that he will always be remembered, not only in his own country, but throughout the world.
www.artist-biography.info /artist/andrea_mantegna   (2124 words)

  
 Philolog: Andrea Mantegna’s Samson and Delilah
Andrea Mantegna (1430-1506) was a sophisticated reader of both textual and material history, known for "using classical theme[s] as an opportunity to display his classical learning"; also renowned as the late fifteenth-century artist "most devoted to antiquity".
Even the water here in Mantegna's grisaille ultimately pours into the earth at foot level before flowing to the right of the picture and possibly back to the left again across the painting at pavement level, in which case it would be a fairly-exact similitude of the proverb.
Mantegna's Delilah, however, is otherwise hardly provocative, as Holmes noted, he "was better at soldiers than nymphs," although her nipples do seem to be showing through her blouse.
traumwerk.stanford.edu /philolog/2006/02/andrea_mantegnas_samson_and_de.html   (2849 words)

  
 Andrea Mantegna
Mantegna's most important surviving works from his early career are the cycle of fresco paintings, begun by others, that he completed, 1453-9, in the Ovetari chapel of the church of S. Agostino degli Eremetani, including Life of S. Giacomo and The Martyrdom of S. Cristoforo.
Mantegna became associated with the preeminent painter family of Venice through his marriage to Nicolasia Bellini, the daughter of Jacopo and sister of Gentile and Giovanni Bellini.
Mantegna was able to complete only one of the projected cycle, The Introduction of the Cult of Cybele in Rome, before his death in 1506.
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 Short Bio of Andrea Mantegna (1431?-1506)
Mantegna's skill as an artist developed quickly, and at the age of 17 he set up his own workshop, declaring that he would no longer allow Squarcione to profit by exploiting his talent.
Mantegna knew many of the scholars and antiquarians who were involved in this work, and his knowledge of the culture of ancient Rome is apparent in his art.
Mantegna died in Mantua in 1506 and received the special honor of having a funeral chapel in the church of Santa Andrea dedicated to his honor.
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 Andrea Mantegna: San Sebastian (1457-58)
Mantegna juxtaposed the saint’s real foot with a foot fragment of a statue, playing on the paragone theme in a demonstration of the versatility of painting.
Francesco Gonzaga, Federico’s successor, was also appreciative of Mantegna’s abilities, making him a grant of land in 1492 in recognition of his painted works for the family.
Mantegnas signature on the column of the Triumphal Arch is written in Greek, more evidence of his extensive knowledge of the ancient world.
www.idehist.uu.se /distans/ilmh/Ren/hum-mantegna-sebastian.htm   (547 words)

  
 Biography
Born (probably at Isola di Carturo, between Vicenza and Padua) in 1431, Mantegna became the apprentice and adopted son of the painter Francesco Squarcione of Padua.
In 1459 Mantegna went to Mantua to become court painter to the ruling Gonzaga family and accordingly turned from religious to secular and allegorical subjects.
In Madonna of Victory (1495, Louvre), he introduced a new compositional arrangement, based on diagonals, which was later to be exploited by Correggio, while his Dead Christ (Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan) was a tour de force of foreshortening that pointed ahead to the style of 16th-century Mannerism.
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 Andrea Mantegna (1431 - 1506) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Andrea Mantegna’s mentor and guardian was Paduan tailor and self-taught painter, Francisco Squarcione.
Andrea Mantegna, Reproduction of the engraving, Risen Christ with Sts.
Andrea Mantegna - The Holy Family with Saint Elizabeth and the Infant Saint John the Baptist c.
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 WebMuseum: Mantegna, Andrea
Mantegna's skill as an artist developed quickly, and at the age of 17 he set up his own workshop, declaring that he would no longer allow Squarcione to profit by exploiting his talent.
Mantegna knew many of the scholars and antiquarians who were involved in this work, and his knowledge of the culture of ancient Rome is apparent in his art.
Mantegna died in Mantua in 1506 and received the special honor of having a funeral chapel in the church of Santa Andrea dedicated to his honor.
www.ibiblio.org /wm/paint/auth/mantegna   (380 words)

  
 Andrea Mantegna (1431 - 1506) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
Andrea Mantegna’s mentor and guardian was Paduan tailor and self-taught painter, Francisco Squarcione.
Andrea Mantegna, Reproduction of the engraving, Risen Christ with Sts.
Andrea Mantegna - The Holy Family with Saint Elizabeth and the Infant Saint John the Baptist c.
wwar.com /masters/m/mantegna-andrea.html   (1059 words)

  
 ARC :: Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506) :: Page 1 of 5
The remarkably definite and original style formed by Mantegna may be traced out as founded on the study of the antique in Squarcione's atelier, followed by a diligent application of principles of work exemplified by Paolo Uccello [1397-1475] and Donatello [1386-1466], with the practical guidance and example of Jacopo Bellini in the sequel.
Among the other early works of Mantegna are the fresco of two saints over the entrance porch of the church of S. Antonio in Padua, 1452, and an altar-piece of St Luke and other saints for the church of S. Giustina, now in the Brera Gallery in Milan, 1453.
Mantegna then returned to Mantua, and went on with a series of worksthe nine tempera pictures, each of them 9 ft. square, of the Triumph of Caesar which he had probably begun before his leaving for Rome, and which are now in Hampton Court.
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 andrea mantegna // biography (c. 1431 - 1506) / gallery / prints
Andrea Mantegna was the second son of a carpenter, Biagio.
Mantegna left Squarcione when he was 17, probaly over a row over money, He was now working in Padua in a time in which artists such as Paolo Uccello and Filippo Lippi also worked.
In 1460, Mantegna was appointed court artist of the Marquis Ludovico Gonzaga of Mantua.
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 theArtWolf.com - Italy celebrates the fifth centennial of the death of Andrea Mantegna
The Italian cities of Padua, Verona and Mantua celebrates the fifth centennial of the death of the Renaissance painter Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506) with three great exhibitions dedicated to the life and works of the Quattrocento master in the Eremitami Museum (Padua), Palazzo della Gran Guardia (Verona) and Palazzo Te (Mantua).
The 467 works exhibited (64 by Mantegna), distributed between the three cities, will try to offer not only a complete vision of the artist's oeuvre, but a suggestive recreation of the rich Italian artistic atmosphere of the time.
Andrea Mantegna (Isola di Carturo, c.1431 - Mantova, 1506) is one of those essential figures in the development of the European Art that placed the Italian Quattrocento among the most glorious periods of the Western Art.
www.theartwolf.com /mantegna_centennial.htm   (304 words)

  
 Andrea Mantegna
In occasione del V Centenario di Celebrazione della morte del celebre artista rinascimentale Andrea Mantegna, abbiamo reso omaggio alla sua memoria di grande pittore e incisore italiano con un sito Internet dedicato alla sua vita, alle sue opere, alla sua arte e agli avvenimenti organizzati in suo onore in Italia e nel mondo.
Andrea Mantegna è nato a Isola di Carturo (Padova) nel 1431 ed è morto a Mantova nel 1506.
Mantegna realizzò molte opere come Sansone e Dalila, Il trionfo di Scipione, Giuditta con la testa di Oloferne, ecc...
www.ilmantegna.it   (350 words)

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