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Andrea Mantegna, The Lamentation over the Dead Christ, c. 1490, Tempera on canvas. 
Mantegna chose a realistic perspective over an idealized composition. Yet there is still a poetic beauty to Christ’s suffering. 

Andrea Mantegna, The Lamentation over the Dead Christ, c. 1490, Tempera on canvas. 

Mantegna chose a realistic perspective over an idealized composition. Yet there is still a poetic beauty to Christ’s suffering. 

Andrea Mantegna, Saint Sebastian, c. 1430. 

Andrea Mantegna, Saint Sebastian, c. 1430. 

Andrea Mantegna, Judith With Her Maidservant Abra, c. 1495, Oil on canvas. 

Andrea Mantegna, Judith With Her Maidservant Abra, c. 1495, Oil on canvas. 

Andrea Mantegna, Judith Slaying Holofernes, 1475, Oil on Canvas. 

Andrea Mantegna, Judith Slaying Holofernes, 1475, Oil on Canvas. 

Andrea Mantegna’s illusionist relief details 

Andrea Mantegna, The Virgin and Child of Victory, c. 1495, Oil on canvas. 
This painting was commissioned by Francesco II to celebrate his victory over the invading French troops of Charles VIII, 1495.
Mantegna created a realistic in sito effect by the upward looking angle and by painting sculptural elements. 
 

Andrea Mantegna, The Virgin and Child of Victory, c. 1495, Oil on canvas. 

This painting was commissioned by Francesco II to celebrate his victory over the invading French troops of Charles VIII, 1495.

Mantegna created a realistic in sito effect by the upward looking angle and by painting sculptural elements. 

 

Andrea Mantegna, Madonna and Child, c. 1490, Copperplate engraving. 

Andrea Mantegna, Madonna and Child, c. 1490, Copperplate engraving. 

Andrea Mantenga (c. 1430-1506) was an Italian Renaissance artist who is known for his paintings inspired by classical sculpture and his studies of proper perspective. 
St. Jerome in the Wilderness, 1450, Oil on wood. 

Andrea Mantenga (c. 1430-1506) was an Italian Renaissance artist who is known for his paintings inspired by classical sculpture and his studies of proper perspective. 

St. Jerome in the Wilderness, 1450, Oil on wood. 

Yola’s reference to Pierro della Francesca’s Duke and Duchess of Urbino, c. 1465. 

Yola’s reference to Pierro della Francesca’s Duke and Duchess of Urbino, c. 1465. 

Yola’s Martwy Chrystus, a reference to Andrea Mantegna’s The Lamentation over the Dead Christ, c. 1490. 

Yola’s Martwy Chrystus, a reference to Andrea Mantegna’s The Lamentation over the Dead Christ, c. 1490.