Item Number: 148399
Title: MANTEGNA and BELLINI : A Renaissance Family
Author: Campbell, Caroline (et al)
Record created on 03/19/18
Description: London: National Gallery, 2018. 29cm., hardcover, 304pp., 275 illus., most in color. Exhibition catalogue.
Summary: Andrea Mantegna (c. 1431–1506) and Giovanni Bellini (c. 1430–1516) each produced groundbreaking paintings, marked by pictorial and technical innovations, that are among the masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. Exploring the fruitful dynamic between Mantegna’s inventive compositional approach and interest in classical antiquity and Bellini’s passion for landscape painting, this fascinating volume examines how these two artists, who were also brothers-in-law, influenced and responded to each other’s work. Full of new insights and captivating juxtapositions—including comparisons of each of the artist’s depictions of the Agony in the Garden and the Presentation to the Temple—this study reveals that neither Mantegna’s nor Bellini’s achievements can be fully understood in isolation and that their continuous creative exchanges shaped the work of both.
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