Monday, January 25, 2016

The importance of traditional portrait painting today

 "There is no greater work of Art then a great Portrait"             Henry James


An oil portrait lives forever! 


The portrait symbolizes the value and worth of the individual in society. To capture a loved one or to honor a special individual on canvas is a timeless human need and expression. An oil portrait, unlike a photograph, has so much more room for expression and power, passion and harmony, and life. 


Today, portraiture is more important than ever. In a world becoming less and less sensitive to the human condition, the more important portraiture becomes for  preserving our humanity, culture, care and love. 


Mankind has an inherent need to love and honor, as an art form, only portraiture can accomplish this.