Andrea Mantegna: Making Art (History) presents the art of Mantegna as challenging the parameters of the history of art in the demands it makes upon historical interpretation, and explores the artist s potentially transformative impact on the study of the early Renaissance.
Features an array of new methodologies for the study of Mantegna and early Renaissance art
Critically addresses the question of iconography and literary art, as well as the politics of the monographic exhibition
Includes translations of two seminal accounts of the artist by Roberto Longhi and Daniel Arasse, key texts not previously available in English
Explores the Mantegna s potentially transformative impact on the study of the early Renaissance
Stephen J. Campbell is Professor of History of Art at Johns Hopkins University. His most recent book is Art in Italy 1400-1600, co-authored with Michael Cole (2011). Jeremie Koering is a Research Associate at the CNRS and Deputy Director of the Centre Andre Chastel. His books include Leonard de Vinci (2007) and Le prince en representation (2013).
Notes on Contributors 6 Chapter 1 In Search of Mantegna s Poetics: An Introduction 8 Stephen J. Campbell and Jeremie Koering Chapter 2 Andrea Mantegna: Painting s Mediality 22 Klaus Kruger Chapter 3 Signing Mantegna 54 Daniel Arasse Chapter 4 Mantegna the Grammarian 76 Guillaume Cassegrain Chapter 5 Changing Forms: Mantegna s Poietics in the Camera Picta 94 Jeremie Koering Chapter 6 Mantegna s Camera Picta: Visuality and Pathos 114 Stephen J. Campbell Chapter 7 The Griffin s Gaze and the Mask of Medusa: Self-Referential Motifs in Andrea Mantegna s Trial of St James 134 Andreas Hauser Chapter 8 Artifice and Stability in Late Mantegna 152 Andrea Bolland Chapter 9 Mantegna s Fictive Bronze Judith and Dido: Beyond Exemplarity 176 Francis Fletcher Chapter 10 A Pictorial Letter to Giuseppe Fiocco 200 Roberto Longhi Index 225