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Mantegna and Bellini and modern artistic couples—the best art in October 2018

Plus: Patrick Heron at the Turner Contemporary

By Emma Crichton-Miller   October 2018
Tamara De Lempicka's Les Deux Amies

Tamara De Lempicka's Les Deux Amies

 

Mantegna and Bellini National Gallery, 1st October to 27th January

In 1453 a prodigiously talented young painter from Padua, Andrea Mantegna, married into the renowned Bellini family of painters, from Venice. Thus began an intense creative dialogue between the Paduan and his gifted brother-in-law, Giovanni Bellini. Bellini was a pioneer in the expressive conjuring of closely observed landscape in sacred painting while Mantegna drew on classical models for his eerily beautiful compositions. Visitors here can trace how their…

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