The assassination of Saint Peter Martyr | Mantegna and Bellini
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National Gallery restorer Jill Dunkerton tells the story of Giovanni Bellini’s influential panel painting, the ‘Assassination of Saint Peter Martyr’.
A tale of two artists and brothers-in-law, ‘Mantegna and Bellini’ tells a story of art, family, rivalry, and personality.
Andrea Mantegna’s brilliant compositional innovation and Giovanni Bellini’s atmospheric, natural landscapes were groundbreaking – no one had seen anything like it before…