'Remember Me' at the Rijksmuseum

October 1 2021

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Picture: The Rijksmuseum

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Rijksmuseum have a new exhibition of Renaissance Portraits at the moment. Remember Me: Stories about Portraiture in the Renaissance focuses on nine themes including Ambition, Admire Me, Pray for Me, This is Me, Learned, Authority, Cherish Me and Down the Generations.

The Guardian have picked up the story that the show contains some of the earliest European portraits of African men. The article suggests that recent political events have had an impact on how curators of the museum have approached the subject.

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