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Detail of knight kneeling before Venus from the Triumph of Venus in the Salone dei Mesi in Ferrara.

Detail of knight kneeling before Venus from the Triumph of Venus in the Salone dei Mesi in Ferrara.

1500. Vida de San Ildefonso, Maestro de Osma, Soria (detalle) Milanese? It's a variation on "Sforza hair" the bound ponytail and cap

1500. Vida de San Ildefonso, Maestro de Osma, Soria (detalle) Milanese? It's a variation on "Sforza hair" the bound ponytail and cap

Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio), 1483-1520, Italian, Seated girl in profile. Black chalk over stylus, pen work on nose and eye, white heightening (badly rubbed) on neck, shoulder and arm; 25.6 x 16 cm.  Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence. High Renaissance.

Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio), 1483-1520, Italian, Seated girl in profile. Black chalk over stylus, pen work on nose and eye, white heightening (badly rubbed) on neck, shoulder and arm; 25.6 x 16 cm. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence. High Renaissance.

Domenico Ghirlandaio, Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple, 1486-1490, fresco at Cappella Tornabuoni, Santa Maria Novella, Florence.

Domenico Ghirlandaio, Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple, 1486-1490, fresco at Cappella Tornabuoni, Santa Maria Novella, Florence.

My green linen dress w/ my black embroidered sleeves!  Can't seem to get enough green and black, hehe.  (from The Triumph of Venus, Franchesco Cossa, 1470)

My green linen dress w/ my black embroidered sleeves! Can't seem to get enough green and black, hehe. (from The Triumph of Venus, Franchesco Cossa, 1470)

MusicArt "Triunfo de Venus" ( detalle), Francesco del Cossa. Ferrara, Palazzo Schifanoia.

MusicArt "Triunfo de Venus" ( detalle), Francesco del Cossa. Ferrara, Palazzo Schifanoia.