BECCA ROTHFELD is a freelance critic based in Brooklyn. Next year, she will pursue a Master's degree in the history and philosophy of science at the University of Cambridge.
JUL-AUG 2015 | Books
In 1457, Renaissance painter Antonello da Messina completed the iconic Portrait of a Man (Il Condottiere). The canvas is dark and unadorned, save for the central, imposing visage of the condottiere in question.