Renaissance Selfies

IB Visual Arts: Renaissance Selfies

Leon Battista Alberti wrote in his treatise on painting in 1435: "Painting possesses a truly divine power in that not only does it make the absent present (as they say of friendship), but it also represents the dead to the living many centuries later, so that they are recognized by spectators with pleasure and deep admiration for the artist."The Renaissance was a period of rediscovery of the individual, and portraiture...


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