Portraiture

Portraiture

This Deadline Expired: Sunday, January 24, 2021

Portraiture is one of the most iconic and consistently revisited subjects in art. Since the beginning of civilization, artists have been consumed with the desire to capture the likeness of their fellow human as well as their own. From da Vinci, to Kahlo, to Picasso, to Kehinde Wiley to name just a few of the many famous artists for whom portraiture was a staple in their practice, portraits are not only a way of recording the features and personalities of a subject, they are also a look into the greater collective cultural paradigm.

Portraits can convey much about a society’s, the artist’s, and the subject’s values and beliefs. Throughout art history, portraits have been realistic and accurate recreations of their subject, or unrecognizably abstract, but still the genre of portraiture captures the minds of artists and viewers alike.

Manifold Global invites artists of all backgrounds to share their artworks based on the theme Portraits and encourage both traditional and non-traditional interpretations of Portraiture.

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Han Wang
Han Wang
Phyllis Anderson has been painting for nearly three decades, exploring process and outcome, meaning and metaphor.  She approaches her work like a lab experiment, a set of steps to see what will happen. Her painting process usually begins with a thick underpainting using a carefully chosen color (a color of influence!) which is left intentionally visible at the edges.
Phyllis Anderson
Phyllis Anderson

Phyllis Anderson has been painting for nearly three decades, exploring process and outcome, meaning and metaphor. She approaches…

Phyllis Anderson has been painting for nearly three decades, exploring process and outcome, meaning and metaphor. She approaches her work like a lab experiment, a set of steps to see what will happen.…

Phyllis Anderson has been painting for nearly three decades, exploring process and outcome, meaning and metaphor. She approaches her work like a lab experiment, a set of steps to see what will happen. Her painting process…

Constance Culpepper is a contemporary artist located in Philadelphia, PA (USA). Her large, vibrantly colored oil paintings primarily depict domestic scenes, including interiors, still life, the female figure, and chairs. The paintings are representational, yet deconstructed, and full of pattern. With her paper collages, Culpepper is more abstract, yet the themes of domesticity can still be found.
Constance Culpepper
Constance Culpepper

Constance Culpepper is a contemporary artist located in Philadelphia, PA (USA). Her large, vibrantly colored oil paintings…

Constance Culpepper is a contemporary artist located in Philadelphia, PA (USA). Her large, vibrantly colored oil paintings primarily depict domestic scenes, including interiors, still life, the female…

Constance Culpepper is a contemporary artist located in Philadelphia, PA (USA). Her large, vibrantly colored oil paintings primarily depict domestic scenes, including interiors, still life, the female figure, and chairs.…

Lauren Sweeney
Lauren Sweeney
Emily Squires Levine, a Philadelphia based artist, creates colorful decorative vessels and Judaica from polymer, a synthetic modeling compound.
Emily Squires Levine
Emily Squires Levine

Emily Squires Levine, a Philadelphia based artist, creates colorful decorative vessels and Judaica from polymer, a synthetic…

Emily Squires Levine, a Philadelphia based artist, creates colorful decorative vessels and Judaica from polymer, a synthetic modeling compound.…

Emily Squires Levine, a Philadelphia based artist, creates colorful decorative vessels and Judaica from polymer, a synthetic modeling compound.…

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