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freya199462 | Student, College Freshman | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted May 13, 2013 at 6:36 PM via web

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What was different (or similar) between the portraiture of classical antiquity to that of the early renaissance?

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted May 13, 2013 at 10:03 PM (Answer #1)

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Portraiture of Classical antiquity was in the form of portrait sculpture, many examples of which are exhibited at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art. By contrast, the portraiture of the Renaissance took the form of paintings done in oils. Oil paints were made from finely ground up minerals and herbs that were carefully mixed with oils such as linseed.

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