Hear two outstanding scholars consider the art of biography and poetics of portraiture in fifteenth-century Italy.
Presented with the exhibition The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini.
Portraits in Words: The Arts of Biography in Fifteenth-Century Italy
Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor of History, Princeton University
Leonardo’s Ginevra de’ Benci and the Poetics of Portraiture in Fifteenth-Century Florence
Caroline Elam, senior research fellow, The Warburg Institute, University of London
This event is made possible in part by the Italian Cultural Institute.
The exhibition is made possible by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Diane W. and James E. Burke Fund, the Gail and Parker Gilbert Fund, and The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.
The exhibition was organized by Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, completely new York.
It is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
The exhibition catalogue is made possible by the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Inc.