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Thursday 9 October

Andrea Mantegna exhibition at the Louvre: 12:00 noon to 1:45 pm
(Musee du Louvre – 26 September 2008 to 5 January 2009)

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First retrospective ever in France of the greatest northern Italian artist of the 15th century outside of Venice.  Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506) worked chiefly in Padua and for the court of the Gonzaga princes in Mantua. He was also the brother in law of the great Venetian painter Giovanni Bellini.  His painting style is noted for its precision, sharp linear contours and its extraordinary attention to detail. His religious and historical compositions are filled with fine fabrics, richly wrought objects, fantastic architecture, and marvellous natural scenes: landscapes, fruits, birds and beautifully observed flowers and plants. Mantegna had a lasting influence on the art of the great German Renaissance artist Albrecht Durer and his linear style was much admired and imitated by the English Pre-Raphaelites notably Burne-Jones.

Date: Thursday, October 9

Time: 11:45 am for a 12:00 noon start.

Meeting Place: Information desk beneath Pyramid, musee du Louvre. Bring 13€ for group ticket.

Metro: Palais-Royal Louvre (line 1)

 

 
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