Portraits From Two Periods

  • Students look at clothing, hairstyles, background, and other clues in Southern Belle, a work by the 19th-century German artist Erich Correns, to learn more about the cultural context of the painting and its subject.
  • Examining Head of a Negro by Peter Paul Rubens, students speculate about the strong emotions expressed in the eyes and other features of the 17th-century subject.