Monthly Archives: October 2020

The enigmatic smile in Da Vinci’s portraits

You probably haven’t noticed this, but throughout the history of art, portrait models don’t smile. There are very few works that you will find with a subject smiling. This happens because at some point the smile had negative connotations. In the mid-seventeenth century it was believed that smiling was a vulgar and inappropriate gesture, generally […]

The history of miniature portraits

Among the wide repertoire of antiques, the miniature portraits are a special section. So lets talk about The history of miniature portraits, this genre began to flourish in the 16th century and comes from two different iconographic models: portraits in relief on stamps, coins and medals and portraits in miniated codices and illustrative miniatures in […]