Andrea Mantegna : The Adoration of the Magi
(Dawson W. Carr, Andrea Mantegna
From Getty Museum Studies on Art. Mantegna's magnificent painting, in the Getty collection, is based on one of Christianity's most beloved stories. The picture is much more than a Christmas card image though. Dawson Carr explores Mantegna's life and milieu in fifteenth-century Padua and provides a fascinating closer look at the painting itself, considering Mantegna's innovative treatment of the subject, the relationship of the narrative to the viewer, and problems associated with the conservation of its beautiful, but fragile, distemper medium.
(Ettore Camesasca, Susan M. Lister (Translator)
The Library of Great Masters Series
Mantegna and Painting As Historical Narrative
(Jack M. Greenstein
A series of brilliant meditations on the ways in which Europeans represented non-European peoples and claimed to take possession of their lands during the Age of Discovery.