Giovanni Moroni (2)

I was asked yesterday to speculate what it might have felt like to have been one of Moroni’s sitters, based on the experience of sitting for my portrait.   I’m not sure any modern painter paints in the way Moroni did partly because so much of modern portraiture is based on the idea of psychological insight, whereas Moroni strikes me as having been at least as interested in the trappings and appurtenances of the nobility, who mostly stood rather than sat for him, nearly all of them bearded.   What I have to say on the subject is now available at


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