Portrait

This November, Sotheby’s will present Frida Kahlo’s 1949 self-portrait, Diego y yo (Diego and I), the final, fully realized ‘bust’ self-portrait completed before her death in 1954. This historic work…
When we think of visages that defined Renaissance art between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, we're drawn to depictions of mythological and biblical figures and unnamed dames. Yet these…
In 2002, two titans of British art came together in a private exchange between artist and sitter. After more than a hundred hours, the result was one of the most masterful peer-to-peer portraits ever…
One of the greatest chroniclers of twentieth-century America, Alice Neel was born in a small town near Philadelphia in 1900, but made her mark as a “painter of people,” as she humbly called herself,…
Bartolo—known better as Morgante—was the sharp and quick-witted “buffoon” of Cosimo I’s court (1537 to 1569). In 1555, Cosimo I granted Morgante a ducal privilege in which he is defined as “our most…
Ross Rossin goes beyond his trademark super-realism to crack the surface of his subjects and bring out what lives within and around them in Captivated – Rossin’s SouthWest & Beyond, May 15…
In a zoom presser on March 18, Sherald sat down with Franklin Sirmans, Director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami, to talk about her work. “The great American fact is a statement that we've been here all…
The art world has its share of mysteries. From the impressive scale of prehistoric structures, to who exactly posed for enigmatic portraits.