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How to Read a Renaissance Portrait
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.