Battle of the Sea Gods, with Envy (Invidia) on the Left, Andrea Mantegna, 1485 - 1488

Battle of the Sea Gods, with Envy (Invidia) on the Left, Andrea Mantegna, 1485 - 1488

engraving, h 276mm × w 411mm. More details

Andrea Mantegna was the first Italian painter to make prints so that his work would be disseminated far and wide. This depiction of sea gods is the left half of a frieze (long narrative picture) inspired by an ancient relief. Mantegna turned this into an imaginary battle with gods and monsters, encouraged by Envy (Invidia), portrayed as a naked hag.

Prints

Collections with this work

RijksStudio

Studio Dewey added this work to Religious Battle

November 18 2014 - 17 works

elize delizer added this work to gravures en schetsen

June 7 2013 - 12 works

WtWB added this work to NSFW

February 17 2013 - 61 works

Make your own creations with this work