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Tour 'Renaissance Man: Portrait Sculpture of the 15th Century'

What was the impact of Renaissance humanism on the artwork of that period?

The tour illustrates the distinguishing elements of the portrait sculpture of the Renaissance era. What was the impact of Renaissance humanism on the artwork of that period? How did Roman portraiture influence the 15th-century artists? Apart from the facial features, the visitors will view the character of each model depicted in various portraits from the museum's collection. What were some other similarities?

The tour is led by Maria Medvedeva, a lecturer and art historian.

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The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is a museum complex housing one of the biggest collections of world arts in Russia. Today, it comprises about 700,000 works of art belonging to very different historic epochs, from Ancient Egypt and Greece to the early 21st century. The exhibition includes one of the world's most unique and well-known collections of French arts of the 19th–20th centuries.

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