Sunday, March 22, 2009

Literary Portraits

As you complete your reading this week, don't forget to check out the Castiglione Resource page on the wiki. On it, I've linked to the very useful work-in-progress begun by the Castiglione "wiki note-takers". You'll also see a few questions I posted regarding the theme of Renaissance portraiture:
  • What is the purpose of the portrait?
  • Can you ever really capture the "true" essence of a person?
  • What techniques to painters use? writers?
  • Why might "portraiture" be an appropriate theme for thinking about the connections between Renaissance cultural thought, painting, and literature?

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