Andrea Mantegna (Italian Andrea Mantegna, ca. 1431, Isola di Cartura, Veneto - September 13, 1506, Mantua) - Italian painter, representative of the Padua school of painting. Unlike most other classics of the Italian Renaissance, wrote in a harsh and abrupt manner. One of the greatest humanists of Italy, Mantegna was a connoisseur and collector of ancient art. Thanks including understanding of antiquity, Mantegna became a radical innovator painting.