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Portrait of Minerva Anguissola

Movie: La Migliore offerta
Painting: Portrait of Minerva Anguissola
Author: Sofonisba Anguissola
About the film
Cast: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks, Donald Sutherland, Philip Jackson, Dermot Crowley, Kiruna Stamell, Liya Kebede
Actors in scene: Geoffrey Rush, Sylvia Hoeks
Country (movie): Italy
Genres: crime, melodrama
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Writers: Giuseppe Tornatore
Time of scene: 00:48:08
Release year: 2013
About the painting
Title: Portrait of Minerva Anguissola
Author: Sofonisba Anguissola
Date of creation:
Style: Mannerism
Size: medium
Artist's country: Italy
Room: salon, other
Room colors: multicolored
Theme: portrait
Color: brown, black, creamy
Additional information:

The portrait hangs in the Virgil’s secret salon. We can see it during his phonecall with Claire.

Although Anguissola enjoyed significantly more encouragement and support than the average woman of her day, her social class did not allow her to transcend the constraints of her sex. Without the possibility of studying anatomy or drawing from life (it was considered unacceptable for a lady to view nudes), she could not undertake the complex multi-figure compositions required for large-scale religious or history paintings. Instead, she experimented with new styles of portraiture, setting subjects informally. Self-portraits and family members were her most frequent subjects, as seen in such paintings as Self-Portrait (1554, Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna) or The Chess Game. Read more: S.Anguissola wikipedia site .