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Ribera, Mantegna & Bellini

Robin Greenwood reflects on work from two London exhibitions: Ribera: Art of Violence at the Dulwich Picture Gallery and Mantegna and Bellini at the National Gallery, London (both on view through January 27, 2019). Greenwood concludes: “I feel both with Mantegna and Ribera a potent link with art now, if we could but unlock that […]

Julie Heffernan on Andrea Mantegna
Painters on Paintings

Julie Heffernan considers Andrea Mantegna’s Parnassus (Mars and Venus) (1497). Analyzing the composition, Heffernan observes: “Venus is not only posed in the middle of the square, she also comprises the central focus of the composition, and she seems to be slightly pushing Mars off the apex of rock that they are occupying. What is Mantegna saying with […]

Mantegna to Matisse @ the Frick
Art Unwashed

Laura Gilbert reviews the exhibition Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery at the Frick Collection, New York, on view through Janaury 23, 2012. “As might be expected in a show that covers art from the late Middle Ages to the early 20th century, the styles and purposes of the drawings are all […]