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Portrait of Luca Salvioni, c. 1536

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Deep wrinkles, gaunt cheeks, strong jaw—the scholar and law professor Luca Salvioni is portrayed with precision and no embellishment. There is no attempt to conform to an ideal or a standard of beauty. Renaissance sculptors often played up the singularity of a person’s face as a way of emphasizing the importance of the individual. This artistic approach, which had strong political underpinnings, harked back to the time of the ancient Roman Republic.

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Portrait of Luca Salvioni (#878)

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Title
Portrait of Luca Salvioni
Artist Life
1520–1572
Role
Artist
Accession Number
33.3
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