A whole Lotto Venitian portraits

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A whole Lotto Venitian portraits

Centuries before high-defiinition screens - the Italian painter Lorenzo Lotto was providing audiences with crystal clear images - revealing the faintest whisps of a hair, to the slightest spec of dirt under a fingernail.

Unlike his renaissance peers - his portraits also avoided gods, kings and popes, but real middle class people of the time - merchants and bankers.

And Lorenzo Lotto Portraits opens on the 5th of November, and runs until next February at the National Gallery.

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