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 […]