"The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini"
Upper East Side
Until Sun Mar 18 2012
Time Out says
Posted: Thu Mar 15 2012
Donatello, Filippo Lippi and Botticelli are just a few of the Old Master superstars represented in this survey of 160 works from the first great age of European portraiture. The Renaissance witnessed the rebirth of the individual after a 1,000 years of cultural dominance by the Church, so it's only natural that art would experience a resurgence in creating likenesses (last done with élan by the Romans). Little did anyone realize back then, however, that it would all eventually lead to Facebook.