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An unknown man, cool and contained, stands proudly in front of a prosperous landscape that may include a portrait of his own residence. The fine yet restrained clothes, direct gaze, and proud bearing characterize the new Renaissance emphasis on individualism. The three-quarter turn of the body, with his arm forming the base of the triangular composition, became a popular pose in that era; not incidentally, it draws attention to the man's ring and the fine Middle Eastern carpet covering the table.

Details

  • Title: Portrait of a Young Man in Red (Back)
  • Creator: Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio)
  • Date Created: about 1505
  • Location Created: Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: 67.3 × 52.7 cm (26 1/2 × 20 3/4 in.)
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Oil on panel
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 78.PB.364
  • Culture: Italian
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Circle of Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio) (Italian, 1483 - 1520)
  • Classification: Paintings (Visual Works)

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