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2:00 pm

FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE “SELFIE”: Portraiture through the Ages

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual VA United States
Free

Join Art Historian Elaine Ruffolo for a virtual presentation through the history of portraiture. What profile picture do you have on your social media account? How do you want to be portrayed, regarded, and remembered? Portraiture is a very old art form going back to ancient Egypt, where it flourished from about 5,000 years ago. Before the invention of photography, a painted, sculpted, or drawn portrait was the only way to record the appearance of someone. Portraits can represent individuals in many different ways. They can be literal representations of a person or they can represent a person symbolically. But […]

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