Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Art-For-Art’s-Sake Theatre: 500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art

Time once again for our usual midweek feature.*

If you enjoy the great works of art in Western civilization, you will also enjoy this captivating three-minute journey through more than half a millennium of female portraits, and how the beauty of the human face has evolved in its depiction over the years. You are challenged to see how many of the ninety paintings you might recognize, and to test your memory against the list found here.

The soundtrack is Bach's “Sarabande from Suite for Solo Cello No 1 in G Major” performed by Yo-Yo Ma. The video is produced by Philip Scott Johnson. H/T to Goodnet.

* Formerly "our usual midday Wednesday feature."

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