26 mai 2023

'Painted Love: Renaissance Marriage Portraits' at The Holburne Museum

 Italian dish, c.1535-45 © The Holburne Museum BATH .- Some 500 years before apps such as Hinge, Bumble and Matched became familiar ways in which to meet a future partner, portraiture was an essential part of the matrimonial process for the nobility of Northern and Southern Europe. During the Renaissance, artists such as Hans Holbein the Younger, Nicholas Hilliard, Antonio Pisanello, Alesso Baldovinetti and Giovanni Battista Moroni were highly sought after, as their portraits of wealthy and powerful patrons... [Lire la suite]