Discover Mantegna and Bellini at the National Gallery
8 October 2018, 17:41 | Updated: 15 October 2018, 11:45
In a ground-breaking exhibition at the National Gallery discover the history of two artists and brothers-in-law and uncover a story of rivalry, art and family.
The son of a carpenter, Andrea Mantegna was a self-made man. In 1453 the hugely talented young painter from Padua married into the greatest artistic family of nearby Venice – the Bellini family.
Mantegna’s brilliant compositional innovation and Bellini’s atmospheric, natural landscapes were ground-breaking – no one had seen anything like it before.
This exhibition follows their respective careers and takes you back to 15th-century Padua, Mantua, and Venice to explore the creative links between these two great artists.
Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see rare loans of paintings and drawings by two of the most influential artists of the Renaissance.
'Mantegna and Bellini' is at the National Gallery until 27 January 2019.