What is a portrait? “Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion. It … Continue reading What is a Portrait?
My #FridayPainting was not a painting at all. It was a photograph. The question that came to me: when did photography become art? Perhaps the better question is: when did … Continue reading #FridayPainting: English photographer “Portrait of Virginia Woolf”
Today’s painting is a photograph by the French photographer, Émile Joachim Constant Puyo,who lived from 1857 to 1933. I confess that I have never heard of this photographer/artist so chose … Continue reading #Friday Painting: Émile Joachim Constant Puyo “The Straw Hat”
“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all … Continue reading The Art of Remembering Portraits of Persistence