The linear perspective. The subtle interplay of shadow and light. The incredible attention to detail, made possible for the first time with the discovery of oil-based paints. And perhaps most importantly – the stories captured in the eyes and expressions of the subjects.
Renaissance portraiture cast the mold for everything we know about the artistic representation of the human face. So it should be no surprise that artist Alexander Vinogradov has studied it deeply, and made it a primary source of inspiration.