The artwork

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Adoration of the Magi

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Original title

Adoration of the Magi

date

1500

details

Media: Distemper on linen
Dimensions: 48.6 cm × 65.6 cm
Classification: Paintings
Style: High Renaissance
Genre: Religious painting

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Who

Where

The Story

why we love it

This magnificent painting by Mantegna is based on one of the most beloved stories of Christianity, being more than a beautiful Christmas card, as Mantegna offers a relationship of the viewer’s narrative with the characters in the painting, focusing the scene on the baby, and the expressions of the 3 kings, which narrate this momentous event.

The painting was bought at a Christie’s auction in London for $ 10.4 million by the J. Paul Getty Museum in California, where it can be admired today.

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