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Portrait by Julia Margaret Cameron; She was a British photographer. She is well-known for her portraits of famous people and photographs with Victorian, Arthurian, and other legendary themes.

Portrait by Julia Margaret Cameron; She was a British photographer. She is well-known for her portraits of famous people and photographs with Victorian, Arthurian, and other legendary themes.

Hong Yi, (Malaysian) created a realistic portrait of Taiwanese singer Jay Chou using only coffee stains.

Hong Yi, (Malaysian) created a realistic portrait of Taiwanese singer Jay Chou using only coffee stains.


Suzanne Valadon 1885 Renoir

Suzanne Valadon 1885 Renoir

Painting by Jose Rivas

Painting by Jose Rivas

Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson

proustitute:

Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, 1918
(via cavetocanvas)

proustitute:

Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, 1918

(via cavetocanvas)

Alexa Meade is a 23 year old D.C. based artist who is developing an aesthetic that is playfully and skillfully combining paint, portraiture, photography and performance. The finalized work is one that is beautifully engaging, temporary and colorfully alive. The initial experience feels a touch kitchy with it’s aesthetic trickery but once past understanding the illusion the work is quite alluring

Shake, Rattle, & Roll - Dog Portrait - Carli Davidson

Shake, Rattle, & Roll - Dog Portrait - Carli Davidson

Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American PortraitureTraces the defining presence of same-sex desire in American portraiture through a seductive selection of more than 140 full-color illustrations, drawings, and portraits from leading American artists. Arcing from the turn of the twentieth century, through the emergence of the modern gay liberation movement in 1969, the tragedies of the AIDS epidemic, and to the present, Hide/Seek openly considers what has long been suppressed or tacitly ignored, even by the most progressive sectors of our society: the influence of gay and lesbian artists in creating American modernism.Bringing together for the first time new scholarship in the history of American sexuality and new research in American portraiture, Hide/Seek charts the heretofore hidden impact of gay and lesbian artists on American art and portraiture and creates the basis for the necessary reassessment of the careers of major American artists—both gay and straight—as well as of portraiture itself.  Hardcover; 296 pages with 140 color illustrations. 12.4”l. x 9.3”w.
Museum Provenance

Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, is the companion volume to an exhibition of the same name at the National Portrait Gallery.

Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture

Traces the defining presence of same-sex desire in American portraiture through a seductive selection of more than 140 full-color illustrations, drawings, and portraits from leading American artists. Arcing from the turn of the twentieth century, through the emergence of the modern gay liberation movement in 1969, the tragedies of the AIDS epidemic, and to the present, Hide/Seek openly considers what has long been suppressed or tacitly ignored, even by the most progressive sectors of our society: the influence of gay and lesbian artists in creating American modernism.

Bringing together for the first time new scholarship in the history of American sexuality and new research in American portraiture, Hide/Seek charts the heretofore hidden impact of gay and lesbian artists on American art and portraiture and creates the basis for the necessary reassessment of the careers of major American artists—both gay and straight—as well as of portraiture itself.  Hardcover; 296 pages with 140 color illustrations. 12.4”l. x 9.3”w.

Museum Provenance

Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, is the companion volume to an exhibition of the same name at the National Portrait Gallery.

Sisters of Mercy    
Created Equal… Photographer Mark Laita
Including the link to an interesting photo series - the dichotomy of classes, gender differences, expectations in life.  
 
http://2photo.ru/en/post/22223
 

Sisters of Mercy    

Created Equal… Photographer Mark Laita

Including the link to an interesting photo series - the dichotomy of classes, gender differences, expectations in life.  

 

http://2photo.ru/en/post/22223

 

Dennis Hopper photographed by Randall Slavin - from Modern Met - Eugene’s Blog
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Dennis Hopper photographed by Randall Slavin - from Modern Met - Eugene’s Blog


Viggo Mortensen - portraiture by Patrick Hoelck;
2nd Picture at the 2009 Venice Film Festival 

Viggo Mortensen at the 2009 Venice Film Festival

Viggo Mortensen - portraiture by Patrick Hoelck;

2nd Picture at the 2009 Venice Film Festival 

Adrien Brody - portrait by Patrick Hoelck

Adrien Brody - portrait by Patrick Hoelck

 
John Lee Hooker's hand (1994) - Photograph by Anton Corbijn 
This portrait of John Lee Hooker
Anton Corbijn is 6ft 7in tall – a great advantage when you are photographing rock bands playing live. Born in Holland, he went on to be the official photographer for U2. Now a great film-maker, he made the Joy Division biopic Control and The American, released last weekend. He got bored covering bands at gigs and became a portrait photographer, taking many risks with his hand-held Hasselblad camera. This portrait of John Lee Hooker, the blues guitarist, has no face but says so much about the hard life Hooker had.

 

John Lee Hooker's hand (1994) - Photograph by Anton Corbijn 

This portrait of John Lee Hooker

Anton Corbijn is 6ft 7in tall – a great advantage when you are photographing rock bands playing live. Born in Holland, he went on to be the official photographer for U2. Now a great film-maker, he made the Joy Division biopic Control and The American, released last weekend. He got bored covering bands at gigs and became a portrait photographer, taking many risks with his hand-held Hasselblad camera. This portrait of John Lee Hooker, the blues guitarist, has no face but says so much about the hard life Hooker had.