May 18, 2013
artandopinion:

Resurrection
1457 - 1459
Andrea Mantegna

artandopinion:

Resurrection

1457 - 1459

Andrea Mantegna

February 15, 2013
cavetocanvas:

Andrea Mantegna, Adoration of the Magi, c. 1495-1505
From the Getty Museum:

Three kings pay homage to the Christ Child, who in turn makes a sign of blessing. Jesus Christ, his mother the Virgin Mary, and Mary’s husband Joseph have haloes and wear simple garments, while the Magi are dressed in exotic clothing and jewels and bear exquisite gifts. Caspar, bearded and bareheaded, presents the Christ Child with a rare Chinese cup, made of delicate porcelain and filled with gold coins. Melchior, the younger, bearded king behind Caspar, holds a Turkish censer for perfuming the air with incense; on the right, Balthasar the Moor carries a covered cup made of agate. Andrea Mantegna’s composition of figures and objects compressed within a shallow space was based on his study of ancient Roman reliefs. He used a neutral background and sharply defined details to focus the viewer’s attention on the kings’ adoration of Christ. 

cavetocanvas:

Andrea Mantegna, Adoration of the Magi, c. 1495-1505

From the Getty Museum:

Three kings pay homage to the Christ Child, who in turn makes a sign of blessing. Jesus Christ, his mother the Virgin Mary, and Mary’s husband Joseph have haloes and wear simple garments, while the Magi are dressed in exotic clothing and jewels and bear exquisite gifts. Caspar, bearded and bareheaded, presents the Christ Child with a rare Chinese cup, made of delicate porcelain and filled with gold coins. Melchior, the younger, bearded king behind Caspar, holds a Turkish censer for perfuming the air with incense; on the right, Balthasar the Moor carries a covered cup made of agate. 

Andrea Mantegna’s composition of figures and objects compressed within a shallow space was based on his study of ancient Roman reliefs. He used a neutral background and sharply defined details to focus the viewer’s attention on the kings’ adoration of Christ. 

February 15, 2011
Andrea Mantegna. Parnassus, 1497

Andrea Mantegna. Parnassus, 1497

February 15, 2011
Andrea Mantegna. Pallas Expelling the Vices from the Garden of Virtue, 1499-1502

Andrea Mantegna. Pallas Expelling the Vices from the Garden of Virtue, 1499-1502