For the first time an exhibition presenting a fascinating itinerary through sculptures in marble, bronze, terracotta, wood and precious materials dating back to the second half of the Fifteenth Century in Northern Italy.
Mantegna attributed to sculpture a central and exemplary role. His influence left its mark in Padua and Verona, influencing clients’ and collectors’ taste in the Court of Mantua, and quickly spreading throughout Pianura Padana, Veneto, and Lombardia. The exhibition and the catalogue aim to present the intense and mutual relationship between Mantegna’s art and that of the sculptors of his days. The selection is composed by sixty works – mostly never-seen-before or not very well known – which have been chosen for their exemplary value combined with an excellent quality.