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How to Read a Renaissance Portrait
January 8, 2020
Rutland Free Library
Renaissance portraits were serious undertakings, carefully crafted to indicate wealth, status, interests, trade, and family ties of the subject. Dartmouth professor Jane Carroll leads a visual exploration of the messages encoded in these portraits.
For more information
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City makes much of its collection available online, including their Renaissance Portrait gallery.
- Visitors to Dartmouth’s Hood Museum of Art can use a new app, called Augmented Dartmouth, to enhance their experience.
- Google’s Arts and Culture app allows users to match their own selfies—a modern-day “portrait”—to historical portraits from art around the world.