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Stunning Portraits of Black Women From the Victorian Era

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During the Victorian era in England and the United States, aristocratic white women often had a very specific role to play: that of a wife and a mother. But for the small group of Black women who joined the middle or upper class, their role was far more complicated. Continue reading »

Photographer Takes Portraits To Express People’s Emotionality

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According to Katarzyna Załużna: “In my life, I am confronted with various situations, events that trigger pleasant emotions, a sense of harmony, but there are also those difficult ones that are not welcome, but cannot be inhibited, rejected, then I try to express them, find a vent in the form of enigmatic images. I present a series of portraits of the easy and pleasant and the extremely different – dark, mysterious and sensual. Continue reading »

Stunning Autochrome Portraits of Women Taken by Alfonse Van Besten From the Early 20th Century

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Alfonse Van Besten (1865–1926) was a painter and took full advantage of the possibilities of the new color process. One can see that many of his autochromes were taken with a “painterly eye” e.g. Musing (Mrs.Van Besten) and Symphony in white. It was evident that he had a very good sense of composition. Continue reading »

Artist Transforms Old Paintbrushes Into Stunning Portraits

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San Francisco-based artist Rebecca Szeto transforms old paintbrushes into stunning portraits. She carves the ends of her used paintbrushes into refined painted renaissance ladies, and the colorful used brush hairs become the sweeping elegant fibers of their gowns. Continue reading »

The Fascinating Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s Portraits Made out Of Fruits, Vegetables and Fish, 1563-1591

“Vertumnus – Rudolf II,” depicts Rudolph II (1552-1612), Holy Roman Emperor from 1576, as Vertumnus, the ancient Roman god of seasons who presided over gardens and orchards. 1590.
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Giuseppe Arcimboldo was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of such objects as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books – that is, he painted representations of these objects on the canvas arranged in such a way that the whole collection of objects formed a recognizable likeness of the portrait subject. Continue reading »

Studio Portraits of Cate Blanchett Taken by Kim Andreolli in 1999

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Born Catherine Élise Blanchett in Melbourne, Australia, on May 14, 1969, Cate Blanchett began making a name for herself in theater soon after graduating from Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1992. Continue reading »

This Polish Artist Would Consume Peyote, Cocaine, and Other Intoxicants Before Creating Stunning Pastel Portraits

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Self-Portrait, 1938
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In pursuit of Pure Form, the Polish artist Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz known as “Witkacy” would consume peyote, cocaine, and other intoxicants before creating pastel portraits. Continue reading »

Preservation: Photographer Blake Little Creates Conceptual Series Of Human Bodies Totally Covered With Honey

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Los Angeles-based photographer Blake Little created conceptual portrait series of human bodies totally covered with honey. This series of photographs presented here combine the old and the new in a bold way. His vivid images startle the viewer. They freeze the human form, preserving it not in proverbial amber, but rather – and unexpectedly – in honey. Continue reading »

What We Will Look Like by The End of 2022: Grotesque Portraits by Christian Rex van Minnen

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The skillful artist is not only a witness to his time, but also capable of guessing the future. Christian Rex van Minnen is a perfect example in this sense. The artist himself states that he only does abstraction in portraiture, but one look at his work is enough to understand that van Minnen, with his heel and scrotum-like faces, has clearly seen how we will all look at the end of the year 2022, so far one of the nastiest years of this millennium. Continue reading »

Creepy, Funny, and Very Strange: Eddy Stevens’ Surreal Portraits

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Eddy Stevens is a Belgian surrealist painter, the author of a series of portraits of strange people who seem to have emerged from some kind of Black Lodge. Continue reading »

The Sense Of Emotions In Fine Art Photography By Masha Sardari

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According to a photographer: “My name is Masha Sardari and I am 18 years old. I am a self-taught, fine art photographer and I have been creating art since January of 2010. Continue reading »

Sensual Fine-Art Portrait Photography By Berta Vicente

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It is an absolute trendsetter for the genre of fine-art photography. Lately there has been many wonderful photographers who take up fineart genre and amaze the world with their talent. Here we have Berta who is from Barcelona. Her pictures are spell bounding in relation to the depth and the feelings it conveys. Continue reading »

Portrait Photos Defined Hairstyles of American Young Men in the 1970s

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Men’s hair was rocked long until the mid-1970s when everything changed following the hippie lifestyle. As opposed to the shaggy haircuts of the ’60s, most ’70s men’s haircuts were styled with soft and long layers. Continue reading »

Digital Self: Artist Made 100 Digital Portraits In Support Of Ukraine

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According to an artist: “I’m a digital artist and I have been working day and night to create this collection of 100 digital portraits. I want to help Ukraine so I have decided to donate 50% of all revenues for this collection to Ukraine. The collection is a comment to celebrity culture in the NFT space and an increasing focus on the “Digital Self”” Continue reading »

Studio Portraits of American Indians by Alexander Gardner From the 1860s

Portrait of Tcha-Wan-Na-Ga-He (Buffalo Chief) in Native Dress wearing fur and feather headdress and peace medal, holding pipe-tomahawk.

Alexander Gardner (1821–1882) was a photographer best known for his portraits of President Abraham Lincoln, his American Civil War photographs, and his photographs of American Indian delegations. Continue reading »

Stunning Vintage Portrait Photography by Clarence Hudson White

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Clarence Hudson White (1871–1925) was an American photographer, teacher and a founding member of the Photo-Secession movement. He grew up in small towns in Ohio, where his primary influences were his family and the social life of rural America. After visiting the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, he took up photography. Continue reading »

Heroes: Portraits Of 35 Frontline Workers That We Turned Into A Billboard In The Center Of Warsaw

“We are a group of 5 Polish photographers who form the Nanga Pictures photo collective. Composed of of the collective consists of: Sławek Kamiński, Aleksander Majdański, Mirosław Pieślak, Marta Rybicka and Maciej Stanik. Continue reading »

Photographer Captured Fascinating Photographs that She Found on Old Tombstones in Italian Cemeteries

According to a photographer Laura Signorelli: “I’m a 36-year-old Italian who is fascinated by the past and by many things that are death-related. That is probably because I lost my parents at a young age and I was forced to deal with mortality, loss, and mourning.” Continue reading »

Heroic and Fantasy Pin-Up Female Portraits by Kyu Yong Eom

The amazing science fiction and fantasy themed artworks of Kyu Yong Eom, a concept artist and digital illustrator based in Seoul, South Korea. Continue reading »

Intriguing Female Portraits by Ilya Ozornin

Artist Ilya Ozornin draws girls who are both beautiful and mysterious. Each of his ladies seems to keep a secret, trying hard not to give it away – like Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring or Mona Lisa, they enchant with a kind of understatement and sadness. Continue reading »

French Photographer Sophie Fontaine Shoots Poignant Portraits In Film

Her words are poetic and she shoots film, may sound a bit familiar but Sophie Fontaine shows us something dramatic and unexpected in her artworks. Continue reading »

Artist Cosmo Draws Emotional Acid Portraits in Anime Style

It is not known who Cosmo really is – a girl, a guy, or an alien who came to Earth to draw strange pictures. All we know is that Cosmo is based in Sydney, from where it bombards the world with seemingly simple, but stylish illustrations and comics, similar to colorful bad-rips. Continue reading »

The Whimsical Faces of Artist Ayran Oberto

Ayran Oberto is a Spanish artist who paints bizarre portraits. Grim skulls with eyes, surrealistic faces from acid tripods and bright faces of beautiful ladies – Oberto manages to make each image unique and memorable. Continue reading »

Inspirational Female Portraits by Eva Balloon

Eva Balloon is an artist from Kazakhstan who draws charming ladies. With light strokes, Eva manages to create portraits that are strikingly airy – illustrations so delicate, as if they were made of weightless marshmallow. Continue reading »

Psychedelic Fluorescent Female Portraits by Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic

Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic is a Serbian artist who works at the Berlin design studio SIXMOREVODKA, where she develops concept art and illustrations for video games, films, comics and other media products. In addition to working on studio projects, Jelena draws girls in a recognizable psychedelic style, somewhat reminiscent of Disco Elysium art – with bright spots of color that give an elusive sense of something ethereal. Continue reading »