Drawings-the iPhone of the Renaissance

From an article in the Daily Telegraph: “The offer of a sketch might seem a natural one for an artist to make, but it depended on new technology – just as you would today if you sent a photo from an iPhone. In the late 15th century the novelty was not draughtsmanship, which goes back to the Stone Age, but widely available paper.”


Author: Derrick Pitard

I teach medieval and early modern literature, the history of the language, introductions to literature, Latin, and writing at Slippery Rock University.

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