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This portrait is an exemplary depiction of the art of portrait painting during the early Renaissance in Italy. It documents the new capabilities artists possessed to make humans appear alive. Earlier, sitters were only painted in profile of frontally, which often lent the portraits a certain static quality.

Details

  • Title: Portait of a Boy
  • Date Created: 1454/1513
  • Physical Dimensions: w355 x h500 cm
  • Painter: Pinturicchio
  • Collection: Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister (Old Masters Picture Gallery)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden Photograph: Hans Peter Klut/Elke Estel
  • External Link: http://www.skd.museum/

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