A-Level: Portraits in 2D or 3D in Florence + Rome + Venice

Titian, Venus of Urbino (detail)
The female nude emerged as a genre in the Renaissance. With her soft, sensual flesh, this Venus is a prime example.

Titian, Venus of Urbino

Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa
Seductive—or maternal? Smiling—or just smug? Sure, we all know this woman, but we’ve yet to figure her out.

Leonardo, Mona Lisa