3 Centuries of Portraiture: Bartolomeo Veneto
Timken presents Bartolomeo Veneto and the Beginnings of Portraiture Portraits: Today we take them for granted, but from the fifth to the fifteenth century - for much of medieval history - discrete portraits of individuals were a rarity, a form reserved for rulers and historic figures. Only in the fifteenth century did European artists, working both north and south of the Alps, once again begin to produce independent portraits of men and women. Bartolomeo Veneto began as a painter of small, devotional paintings, working in the northern Italian regions of the Veneto and Lombardy. He changed his subject matter to suit his patrons and as the interest in portraiture grew in Venice, his portraits became quite popular and fashionable. Join Timken Docent Elinor Merl for virtual talks about portraits in the Timken collection. This lecture series celebrates portraiture, taking a look at the works of Bartolomeo Veneto in 16th-century Italy, Anthony van Dyck in 17th-century Britain, and John Singleton Copley in 18th-century America.