Metropolitan Museum Of Art
paper is about the art work “Adoration of Shepherds” from Andrea Mantegna (accession number 14.40.602, gallery 964) which is in Metropolitan Museum of Art. Begin by identifying the artist, subject, medium, and date of execution. How has the artist composed the work? Has the artist presented the subject convincingly? How the artists technique affects the works overall appearance and discuss this in terms of the choice of medium. Do we know who commissioned this piece? If so, describe why they did. If not, speculate what type of institution or person did so based on the pieces historical context. Speculate on how the patrons desires affect the works appearance. How the work fits within or differs from the stylistic tradition of its era. Discuss how the work resembles or differs from art works in 15th century. Do you think the artist has created a visually enticing work? Does it appeal to you?