“To represent terrible and questionable things is, in itself, the sign of an instinct of power and magnificence in the artist; he doesn’t fear them. There is no such thing as pessimistic art. Art affirms”. Friedrich Nietzsche
A portrait is more than a mere representation of a person’s physical appearance, it is an engagement with the spirit and the mind of the sitter to capture a hint of their inner life and reveal aspects of their personality. The artist translate the intangible into the visible, exploring the human condition by revealing the sitter’s joys, sorrows, vulnerabilities, and strengths. The portrait becomes a window into the human psyche and a testament to the complexity and depth of the individual.
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18" x 32", Oil on panel, 2002. Private Collection. Boston, MA