(b. 1431, Isola di Carturo, d. 1506, Mantova)
Ceiling Oculus (detail)1465-74
Camera degli Sposi, Palazzo Ducale, Mantua
Here the viewer looks up towards the figures from a ground-level perspective. The bulging thighs of the putto balancing in front of the balustrade clearly shows that Mantegna has divided up the physical structure of the little putto's body into cylindrical sections.