San Luca Polyptych (1453)
by Andrea MANTEGNA

While working on the Ovetari frescoes, Mantegna took on other commissions, including the San Luca Polyptych for the chapel dedicated to St Luke in the church of Santa Giustina in Padua. The very traditional conception of this altarpiece, which is designed along Gothic lines, reflects a patron with conservative tastes in art. The altarpiece is divided into several panels and the size of its figures varies in accordance with the Byzantine hierarchy of saints. Like similar images in Byzantine art, they stand isolated against a golden background that symbolizes the all-embracing presence of God.

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San Luca Polyptych
1453
Tempera on panel, 177 x 230 cm
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan


San Luca Polyptych
1453
Tempera on panel, 177 x 230 cm
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan


San Luca Polyptych (central part)
1453
Tempera on panel
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan


San Luca Polyptych (central panel)
1453
Tempera on panel, 140 x 67 cm
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan


San Luca Polyptych (central panel)
1453
Tempera on panel, 140 x 67 cm
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan


San Luca Polyptych (detail)
1453
Tempera on panel
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan


San Luca Polyptych (detail)
1453
Tempera on panel
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan


San Luca Polyptych (detail)
1453
Tempera on panel, 118 x 42 cm
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan



Paintings by Andrea Mantegna
Paintings before 1460
Ovetari Chapel | San Luca Polyptych | San Zeno Polyptych
1460s | 1470s-80s | 1490s | 1500-06
Castello di San Giorgio | Camera degli Sposi | Triumphs of Caesar
Graphics | Sculptures



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