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Saint Luke Polyptych

Andrea Mantegna

The altarpiece of San Luca was made for the church of Santa Giustina in Padua from 1453 to 1454 and was one of Mantegna first works, and shows a lack of coordination in the sizes of the figures. It was created in a moment of intense dialogue between the two brothers-in-law when Mantegna is marrying Giovanni Bellini’s sister Nicolosia. It demonstrates the adhesion of the monastery of Santa Giustina to the new Benedictine rule invented by Father Ludovico Barbo.

Download hi-res image TITLE Saint Luke Polyptych
AUTHOR Andrea Mantegna
DATE 1453 - 5
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Tempera on panel
DIMENSIONS cm 177 x 230
INVENTORY 176
ROOM VI
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