Visitors view over a hundred Renaissance portraits, including Titian's Portrait of Ranuccio Farnese, the Portrait of a Girl (c. 1470) by Petrus Christus, two works by the recently reputed Lombard artist Sophonisba Angvissola, Dirk Jakobs' Portrait of Members of the Riflemen's Guild (circa 1529) and other masterpieces.
The desire to remember and be remembered is a very old and human need. Since ancient times, people have created portraits, and now selfies have become an integral part of everyday life. Somewhere in between, around 1500, the first flowering of portraiture in Europe began. Throughout the 15th and 16th centuries, artists immortalized more and more people: powerful emperors, flamboyant aristocrats and affluent townspeople. "Remember Me" is about ambition, aspiration and how people want to be remembered.
Prepared according to the materials of the website Rijksmuseum.