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What do Renaissance paintings tell us about globalisation

A woman looks at paintings titled "Carlos V con un perro" by Austrian artist Jacob Seisenegger during the press presentation of the "The Renaissance Portrait" exhibition at Madrid's El Prado museum May 30, 2008. REUTERS/Juan Medina (SPAIN) - GM1E45U1QQ101

What do famous paintings by Italian Renaissance artists have to do with China or global trade? Image: REUTERS/Juan Medina

Leah Clark
Senior Lecturer in Art History, The Open University
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 Giovanni Bellini with Titian and Dosso Dossi, Feast of the Gods, 1514-29. NGA
Image: Andrea Mantegna, The Adoration of the Magi, c.1495-1505
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