Tag Archives: portraiture

Kehinde Wiley, Shantavia Beale, c. 2012, oil on canvas, Photo by Garrett Ziegler via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic License. Kehinde Wiley, Ms. Waldorf Astor, c. 2012, oil on linen, Photo by Garrett Ziegler via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic License.

Make the Time: Kehinde Wiley in Fort Worth

From September 20, 2015 – January 10, 2016, a selection of artworks from Kehinde Wiley‘s 14-year career will be on view at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Wiley is best known for his contemporary twist on Old Master portraiture, … Continue reading

John Trumbull, Thomas Jefferson, 1788, oil on panel, 4.8" x 3", The White House, Washington, DC, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

In Their Own Words: Thomas Jefferson

“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits.”   Thomas Jefferson Happy Independence … Continue reading

Frans Hals, Officers of the St. George Civic Guard of Haarlem, 1627, oil on canvas, 70½” x 101½”, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Frans Hals: Party People

It’s spring break in Texas and thousands of university students will flock to places like South Padre Island and Ft. Lauderdale with a keg in the back of the car and a keen appetite for a good time, but these … Continue reading

Kehinde Wiley, Le Roi a la chasse, 2006, oil on canvas, 8’ x 6’, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Photo by زرشک, Creative Commons Attribution License via Wikimedia Commons.

Kehinde Wiley’s New Baroque

During the Baroque era, artists painted religious and political heroes in a style that was intended to impress upon the viewer the supremacy of the subjects and the divine blessings bestowed upon them.  This Old Master style is perfectly suited … Continue reading

Leonardo da Vinci, Mona Lisa, c. 1503-1519, oil on poplar wood, 30” x 21, Musée du Louvre, Paris. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Mona Lisa: The World’s Most Famous Portrait

This is arguably the most famous portrait in Western art; nevertheless, it remains shrouded in mystery, which may be the reason the image is so alluring.  Of course, it also is appealing because it is a magnificent and beautiful object.  … Continue reading