So Far We Have Seen Portraits Of Individuals Praying Piously In The Company Of Saints — But What About Selfies? While Most Flemish Portraits Depicted Donors In Pious Prayer As Part Of A Religious - Inspirational.ly
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So far we have seen portraits of individuals praying piously in the company of Saints — but what about selfies? While most Flemish portraits depicted donors in pious prayer as part of a religious diptych, the independent “secular portrait” emerged as a popular genre in the Netherlands and Italy in the 15th century. In the middle ages, individuals were not “important” enough to be included in art, but during the Renaissance wealthy patrons commissioned portraits to memorialize their accomplishments and to express their sense of pride and self-worth. Portraits in the Renaissance were not like our “selfies” today. People didn’t smile for the camera or show themselves partying like rock stars, Instead, they portrayed themselves according to social norms regarding proper behavior. 6:39 PM 3/5/2019 https://inspirational.ly

So Far We Have Seen Portraits Of Individuals Praying Piously In The Company Of Saints — But What About Selfies? While Most Flemish Portraits Depicted Donors In Pious Prayer As Part Of A Religious Diptych, The Independent “secular Portrait” Emerged As A Popular Genre In The Netherlands And Italy In The 15th Century. In The Middle Ages, Individuals Were Not “important” Enough To Be Included In Art, But During The Renaissance Wealthy Patrons Commissioned Portraits To Memorialize Their Accomplishments And To Express Their Sense Of Pride And Self-worth. Portraits In The Renaissance Were Not Like Our “selfies” Today. People Didn’t Smile For The Camera Or Show Themselves Partying Like Rock Stars, Instead, They Portrayed Themselves According To Social Norms Regarding Proper Behavior. 6:39 PM 3/5/2019