Il ritratto nell’arte… raccontato nell’epoca dei selfie
“The history of portraits in art” might seem like a tired and overly academicised subject, but the desire, ambition and need that people feel to leave their image for posterity as concrete proof of their existence has never been so topical. With the aid of some extraordinary pictures, art historian Sabrina Marin will lead us down the incredible path that portraits have taken over the course of history. There will be a chance to look at great classics such as Lady with an Ermine and the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, the famous Arnolfini Portrait by Van Eyck (which highlights the merchant status of a couple in Flanders), the Portrait of Pope Leo X with two Cardinals by Raphael, and the Portrait of Pope Paul III by Titian. The last two will be seen in conjunction with Massimo Pulini’s enigmatic 2018 work Ut Pictura – Rebus, which will be on display.