Mantegna and Bellini

Renaissance masters side by side

Explore the family ties, professional inspiration and artistic legacy of two of the most influential artists of the Renaissance.

In a period when new ideas flourished and art blossomed, Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini created extraordinary works that helped change the course of Western European art. Now, at The National Gallery, around 100 works are brought together for the first time to investigate the artistic dialogue between these two brothers-in-law living, working and creating in mid-15th-century Italy.

This is an extremely rare opportunity to see paintings, drawings and sculptures from The National Gallery’s collection alongside loans from the British Museum, the Gemäldegalerie and Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin and other outstanding collections from around the world. 

Highlights include both artists’ versions of ‘The Agony in the Garden’, depicting Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, and ‘Christ’s Presentation to the Temple’. Whether you are a Renaissance art aficionado or simply a lover of fine art, it is advised to book your ticket ahead for this once in a lifetime exhibition.

Unexpected connections and breath-taking juxtapositions make up the unique attraction of this exhibition

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

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1 October 2018 – 27 January 2019


The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square