The name of the piece is “ Diana”, and it was created in the late 16th-early 17th Century. It is currently kept in the British Museum, which is on Great Russell Street in London, England.
I find this piece interesting because it uses such a simple design, but it stresses such a large and important idea. It uses symbolism to intrigue you, and I find the more you stare and gaze at the piece, the more detail you notice and the more the woman comes alive off the paper.
Idealism is the most Renaissance ideal that is most closely linked to this piece of art because it is a simple painting and gives you a clear picture of what is happening, but at the same time it has many layers and shows different and diverse sections throughout the piece. It stresses the idea of a perfect world or idea, and it shows the idea of an eternal order.
The crescent moon in her headdress signifies that she is the goddess Diana, and it was unusual because it was painted on a cambric rather than a vellum support, which was more traditional for artwork in his time period.
This painting is a portrait of a very beautiful woman who by the clothing she wears, is very wealthy. She looks happy in this picture because she wears a faint smile and her head is slightly turned to the side. The paint seems very dark and mysterious, but her facial expressions show the complete opposite. She looks healthy and well taken care of due to her body shape and figure, which is not bone skinny and too thin. She is a goddess like figure and looks like royalty according to this painting.