Nelson Shanks, “Dragonlady,” oil on canvas, 30 x 20 in. (c) Studio Incamminati 2016

Posted: Thursday, 13 October 2016 9:31AM

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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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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