Luke Bornstein-Renaissance Gallery

The Wise and The Wealthy Men of The Renaissance

A. The person in the portrait is wearing red. This shows us that he was a very wealthy young boy. B. The background shows us that the boy or his parents want the viewers to know that they are very prosperous and to show off their beautiful land. This might be important because the boy wanted the viewers to know that he is a part of a powerful family. C. The artist wants viewers to see what a beautiful job he can do in portraying a person's wealth and power. The wealthy had their portraits painted in the Renaissance and the artist wants to appeal to the wealthy. D. The person's name in this portrait is Morty. He is apart of the richer class and his parents are very wealthy merchants. Morty likes to stay home because his servants are working for him. He does not like being told what to do and does not like having to sit for his portrait. Morty cares about his land and enjoys being pampered by his servants 24/7.
A. The person in the picture is wearing red and gold. This shows that he was thriving, prosperous, and very wealthy. B. The background is black. This means that the subject wanted the viewers to focus on him. This is important because the background shows the subject's characteristics because he believes his image is important. C. The artist wants the viewers to see the subject's strong jaw and the details of his expensive clothing. He tries to capture his wealth and importance and how in the Renaissance, people celebrated the human body. D. The subject's name in the picture is Remmy. Remmy is a very accomplished hunter. He has many pins in his hat to display the many hunting competitions that he has won. I can tell that he is confident because he's looking up into the sky thinking that he can do anything.
A. The person in the picture is wearing gold, black, and a red cross. This shows that he is wealthy and either a priest or very religious. B. There is a plain black background with a green curtain which means that the subject wanted the viewers to focus just on him. This might be important because, as people focus on him, he wants people to know who he is. C. The artist wants the viewers to know that the subject in the picture is very religious because he has a rosary around his neck and has a really big cross on his shirt. Additionally, the artists wants the viewers to know that the subject celebrates the human body because of his black background. D. The subject's name in this picture is Birley Woodruff. Birley Woodruff is apart of the church. He is very humble and respectful because he does what he thinks God wants him to do. Birley Woodruff likes his job and his big house. He cares about his himself and everyone around him, and wants to share his knowledge of the bible with others. Birley Woodruff lives in a monastary with other monks and priests.
A. The subject in the picture is wearing red and black. This means that he is very wealthy, successful, and works hard to accomplish his goals. B. In the portrait, the background is filled with papers, pens, and ink. This is important because the subject wants us to know that he is intelligent, educated, and either a poet or writer. C. The artist wants the viewers to see the details surrounding his subject's work and how clearly he can portray the tools his subject uses. D. The subject's name in this portrait is Gargandinavia. Gargandinavia is apart of the poet and writing guild. He is very hard working and takes his writing seriously. Gargandinavia is passionate about his writing and takes and saves his notes and ideas. He practically lives at the poetry and writing guild and stays there late into the night. Garagandinavia only cares about work and puts it before everything he does, which is why he got excommunicated from the church.
A. The subject in the picture is wearing a red cloak and and a blue cap. The quality of his clothes and vibrant color of his cap shows that he is wealthy and very prosperous. B. The background is plain black which tells us that the subject wants the focus to be on his face and his hands. This is what stands out from everything else in the portrait. C. The artist wants the viewers to see the details in the subject's face, how he was able to capture the lack of expression, sadness in his eyes, his unshaven stubble and what is held in his fingers. D. The subject's name in the picture is Mandasloth. Mandasloth has recently proposed to a woman and she rejected him. He had this portrait made to show her how sad he is without her and how unkept he has become knowing she will not be in his life. He wants her to see that he still has the ring waiting for her to say yes.
A. In the picture, the subject is wearing silver and gold. His intricate clothing and heavy chain and rings indicate that he is wealthy and powerful. B. This background is a deep blue and the man's image being outlined in black makes it pop on the canvas. The subject wants his face and clothing to be the focus of the viewer's attention. C. The artist wants to capture the importance of his subject and to show how strong and powerful he is by his broad shoulders and big chest. D. The subject's name in the picture is Carl. Carl is the most powerful person in the land. Carl is very arrogant and controlling and wants to make decisions and have those below him carry them out. Carl cares about everything going smoothly in his castle according to his wishes. He has no tolerance for mistakes which makes everyone around him on edge. Carl thinks he is respected but really he is just feared.
A. In this picture, the subject is wearing all red. This shows that he is a very wise and wealthy man. B. This background has writing and a tree so this means that the subject in the picture wanted us to know that he was educated and smart. He is wise and old like the tree behind him. He also wants us to see that he is a thinker. C. The artist wants to capture the intelligence and wisdom of the subject. He wants to capture the kindness and concern in his face. The artist would like the viewers to ask themselves, "What is this wise old man thinking?" D. The subject's name in the portrait is Alfrendo. Alfrendo is an educator and a famous teacher in Social Studies. Alfrendo is very hardworking and has a good attitude towards work almost all the time. Alfrendo likes to teach and have fun with his students. But he is saddened by how life and people have changed since he was a child. He thinks about how he can inspire his students to put others before themselves.
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