Comparison between Lukas Cranach the Elder, Caspar von Köcheritz (Richelieu
Wing, 2e étage, German Painting, room 8) AND Dosso Dossi, Portrait of a Man (Denon Wing, Mona Lisa Room, INV. 866)
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This material may consist of step-by-step explanations on how to solve a problem or examples of proper writing, including the use of citations, references, bibliographies, and formatting. This material is made available for the sole purpose of studying and learning - misuse is strictly forbidden.Lukas Cranach the Elder’s Portrait of Lord von Kocheritz and Dosso Dossi’s Portrait of a Man are two High Renaissance paintings that fulfill most of the stereotypes of Renaissance portraits. Both subjects in the portraits are noblemen (von Kocheritz and Cesare Borgia) who show little to no facial expression, from the cold eyes to the closed mouths. Both subjects wear black hats and other symbols that symbolize their noble background (the rings on von Kocheritz’s left hand and Borgia’s necklace as examples). Both men are bearded; both subjects’ faces are also drawn three-dimensionally. However, a few differences exist. Borgia is painted with light illuminating the left side of his face and body, while von Kocheritz appears as if he is sitting in a completely dark room....
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