It never ceases to amaze how descriptive the silhouette can be — how it can communicate detail and minute information through such simplicity. Coming soon is an engaging exhibition that examines, among other types of portraiture, the silhouette portrait in profile. Where and when?
There often seems to be something outstanding happening at Portraits, INC. in New York City, and in the new year, it’s more of the same. Opening January 14, “The Art of the Face” will probe portraiture in “a multitude of styles and media choices not readily apparent to the novice client, and in some instances, the seasoned patron,” according to the gallery. Indeed, the exhibition offers an interesting perspective, one centered around side views of the face, silhouettes, and tonal portraits that “employ drawing media such as charcoal or a limited paint palette in shades of grey or soft earth colors.”
“The Art of the Face: Side Views, Silhouettes, and Shades of Grey” opens January 14 and will be on view through February 29.
To learn more, visit Portraits, INC.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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