Friday, September 3, 2010

This Week's Art

You can see this exquisite portrait at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid. It is by the Florentine artist, Ghirlandaio.

Why do you think the painting was executed? How do you think the sitter lived (and died)? What would a typical day in her life have been like? What would her dreams, ambitions and frustrations have been? How do you think she would have reacted to Lady Gaga's style of dress? Would she be envious of today's European woman? Why? Why not?

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