THE POWER OF PORTRAITS

Portraits abound throughout art's history; think Van Gogh's self-portrait, Vermeer's Girl With the Pearl Earring, Wood's American Gothic. From artist's first interpretations, portraits arrest the eye with a come-hither gaze or intriguing Mona Lisa smile. Even today's selfie with beauty filter adds modern clout to the power of portraiture. Click any image to expand the gallery and view info about the artworks.

"People are wonderful and colorful when viewed through the soul lens."