mantegna 029 the bewitched groom

mantegna 029 the bewitched groom

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Andrea Mantegna (c. 1431 – September 13, 1506) was a North Italian Renaissance painter, a student of Roman archeology, and son in law of Jacopo Bellini. Like other artists of the time, Mantegna experimented with perspective, e.g., by lowering the horizon in order to create a sense of greater monumentality. His flinty, metallic landscapes and somewhat stony figures give evidence of a fundamentally sculptural approach to painting. He also led a workshop that was the leading producer of prints in Venice before 1500.


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  • 2013-06-04 17:20:08
    Greg Bird

    The Bewitched Groom, despite the Wikipedia attribution, is not by Mantegna but by Hans Baldung Grien. Perhaps the misattribution is due to the similarity with the foreshortened form of Mantegna's "Lamentation over the Dead Christ", which is the obvious model for "The Bewitched Groom". Perhaps it is because Mantegna also painted a groom, with horses and hunting dogs. It seems that Wikipedia is altering the attribution of this image. All the best, Greg Bird

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