Skip Navigation
FREE: Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - Teaching and Learning Resources From Federal Agencies
RSS



Home
Subject Map
Go
Arts & Music
Artists (92)
Music
Blues, Gospel, Folk (13)
Jazz (10)
Sheet Music (10)
Other Music (20)
Theatre & Film (7)
Visual arts
Architecture (24)
Drawing & Prints (23)
Painting (117)
Photography (36)
Sculpture (18)
Other Visual arts (26)
Other Arts & Music (24)
 
What's New
Calendar

Arts & Music » Visual arts » Painting

Virtue and Beauty

features nearly a dozen portraits of women in Florence created between 1440 and 1540. These paintings, marble sculptures, medals, and drawings reflect a time when subjects in art expanded to include not only rulers and their consorts but also women of the merchant class. (National Gallery of Art)

   Go to this website

Interesting Fact:

In the first half of the sixteenth century, portraits became larger and included more of the sitter's body. This new type originated with Leonardo's Mona Lisa, which portrays the sitter in a relaxed pose with her hands resting in her lap. Bronzino reflected Leonardo's influence in his Portrait of a Lady, thought to represent Francesca Salviati at the time of her second marriage to Ottaviano de' Medici.
Sandro Botticelli, 'Young Woman (Simonetta Vespucci?) in Mythological Guise,' c. 1480/1485. tempera on panel

Fantasy beauty


    About FREE      Privacy     Security     Disclaimer     WhiteHouse.gov     USA.gov   ED.gov