Nelson Shanks, “Dragonlady,” oil on canvas, 30 x 20 in. (c) Studio Incamminati 2016
Andrew Webster Reporting
As we pointed out during our discussion of Thomas Gainsborough’s iconic “The Blue Boy” above, portraiture is much more than the visual construction of an individual’s identity. Studio Incamminati is hosting a special event during which six of its skillful artists show you how and why.
Featuring the works of Darren Kingsley, Peter Kelsey, Natalie Italiano, Katya Held, Rob Goodman, and Rachel Pierson, “Forever Fashion: Costumed Portraiture from the Italian Renaissance to the Present” is a fascinating exploration by Studio Incamminati artists into the creative use — and study of — fashion through portrait painting.
Darren Kingsley, “Self Portrait, Winter 2014,” 2014, oil on canvas, (c) Darren Kingsley 2016
Via the studio: “Their work brings to life a companion presentation by noted artist/scholar Patrick Connors who explains how, for centuries, artists have used clothing to tell the subject’s story. Visitors can discover the story behind Studio Incamminati artists’ skills with informal studio tours and conversations with alumni and students.”
Rob Goodman, “Ellen with Green Scarf,” 2011, oil on canvas, 20 x 16 in. (c) Studio Incamminati 2016
“Forever Fashion: Costumed Portraiture from the Italian Renaissance to the Present” will take place on October 27 at Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia.
To learn more, visit Studio Incamminati.
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