This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer Faces of the Italian Renaissance Art-full Friday, Live from Tuscany Afternoon Lecture/Seminar Friday, September 29, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET Code: 1D0027 Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Select your Tickets $25 Member $30 Non-Member Resize text The Tempi Madonna (detail) by Raphael, 1508 In the 15th and 16th centuries, portraits played a vital role in every aspect of human life: childhood, politics, friendship, courtship, marriage, old age, and death. It was also widely believed that a person’s appearance mirrored their soul, with physical beauty indicating qualities such as morality, virtue, and religious devotion. As such, artists developed highly individual approaches to the representation of ideal beauty. Renaissance art historian Elaine Ruffolo provides fresh insights into fundamental issues of likeness, memory, and identity as she reveals a remarkable community of Renaissance personalities—from princes, envoys, and merchants to clergymen, tradesmen, and artists. World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit* Additional Art-full Friday Programs November 3: Women of the Medici December 15: Sacred Images: The Christmas Story in Renaissance Art General Information View Common FAQs and Policies about our Online Programs on Zoom. *Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.