Andrea Mantegna (c. 1431-1506) start paintings such as "The Agony in the Garden" about 1455 (National Gallery, London) reveal a dramatic linear style, mastery of perspective, and strongly Classical architectural detail.
Mantegna was born in Vicenza. Early works include frescoes for the Eremitani Church in Padua (1440s; badly damaged). From 1460 he worked for Ludovico Gonzaga in Mantua, producing an outstanding fresco series in the Ducal Palace (1470s) and later The Triumph of Caesar (Hampton Court, near London).
He was influenced by the sculptor Donatello and in turn influenced the Venetian painter Giovanni Bellini (his brother-in-law) and the German artist Durer.
Why is Andrea Mantegna famous?
Andrea Mantegna was a Italian Renaissance painter and engraver, active chiefly in Padua and Mantua, where some of his frescoes remain.