We couldn’t be unmoved by the fine exhibition organised in Mantua on the occasion of 500 years since death of Andrea Mantegna, a fifteenth-century pictorial genius who worked for fifty years at the Gonzaga court.
This exhibition was organised particularly in his own house in Mantua and includes two paths, corresponding to the two floors of the house: they remind of the cultural climate of the court between 1460 and 1506, through documents, works and paintings.
We are very curious about the reconstruction of the Mantegna’s workshop, complete with all the things the artist would have used every day to paint: this reconstruction brings us suddenly into the Italian Quattrocento.
The exhibition also continues in other parts of the town through the artist’s masterpieces: Palazzo Ducale (with the Camera Picta), Palazzo San Sebastiano (with the Triumph of Caesar) and the church of Santa Maria della Vittoria, that will be opened to the public specially for this circumstance.
So, until the 4th of June we suggest you to accept Andrea Mantegna’s invitation at his own house, in order to know better his era and his art.