Redhair of the Renaissance

Renaissance painters looked to the beauty of red-haired women when creating their masterpieces. Red hair is striking and stands out from all the other colors, drawing in the viewer. Red hair signifies love, passion and exceptional beauty. Interestingly, several of the Renaissance painters were redheads.

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s The Damsel of the Sanct Grael

 

 

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The Birth of Venus by Botticelli

 

 

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Lucca Madonna by Jan van Eyck

 

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