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500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art

I found it interesting that over time, portraits have become more abstract and less real-like. It's as if artists have placed more importance on evoking a feeling than creating an actual likeness. I think the philosophies of our world have moved in the same direction - appealing to the more creative mind verses defining and categorizing ideas until there is no meaning that a mind can relate to
Friend EV, frequent contributor here and longtime friend, sends me this absolutely beautiful and almost supernaturally touching montage.  It misses the old and the atypical, but it's so exquisitely done:

500 years of Female Portraits in Western Art

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readingthedark
Jan. 21st, 2012 08:55 pm (UTC)
I'm too swamped to check the link, but many discussions on visual art revolve around how the invention of the camera forced the visual arts to drift away from realism.
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