Aimed at informed but non-specialized readers, this book offers a splendidly illustrated monographic summary of the life and main works, with complete descriptive captions, of Mantegna.
“Upon close investigation one realizes that the finest religious representations of this man, of one so prone to the severe and the solemn, overflow with humanity, as if veined with unshed tears, held back with a sublime effort; and that this humanity is not realism at all, but the exquisite, painful experience of emotion” (G. Fiocco).
Aimed at informed but non-specialized readers, this book offers a monographic summary of the life and work of Mantegna.
The short introduction examines the circumstances that led to the emergence and evolution of the artist’s personality. This is followed by a veritable “guided tour” through an imaginary museum of his masterpieces, splendidly illustrated, with complete descriptive captions.
A small anthology of critical and documentary writings and an essential bibliography make the books in this series up-to-date tools for students and art lovers alike.