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NY's Met welcomes Renaissance portraiture


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NY's Met welcomes Renaissance portraiture

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Contributions made by Italian portraiture to the history of art is the subject of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

‘The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini’ presents an unprecedented survey of the period.

The rapid development of portraiture was linked closely to Renaissance society and politics, ideals of the individual, and concepts of beauty.

Featuring some rare international loans, the exhibition is made up of 160 works and includes paintings, sculptures, drawings and coins by artists including Donatello, Filippo Lippi and Botticelli.

‘The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini’ will be on display until 18 March.

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