Painting Your Portrait
If you could choose any artist (past or present) to paint your portrait, who would that be?
This is a very difficult one to answer! I am currently very enamored with British Pre-Raphaelite painters like John William Waterhouse, Frederic Leighton and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. But I am also very fond of French Impressionists like Édouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Claude Monet.
Argh! Choices, choices, choices...
Mar 30, 2012 7:16 am
Mar 30, 2012 8:49 am
Modigliani - at 4'11", I have always wanted to be tall and slender!
Apr 1, 2012 5:04 pm
@SherryKaraoke: love your response -- I suppose that's why Botero would be out of the question :). @Knitwitch: I'm a big fan of Rembrandt, although he might be a bit dark for me for my portrait. I wonder whether Leonardo or Michelangelo might be free for mine.
Apr 2, 2012 11:38 am
by susandanziger (admin)
Caravaggio for me! Although I thought of Dali for a surreal experience-you do have to sit for quite awhile for portraits. But Caravaggio won because I love his work the best.
Apr 2, 2012 4:52 pm
@dreamdust: but with Carravaggio, would you have to dress as Bacchus? :)
Apr 2, 2012 5:06 pm
by susandanziger (admin)
Renoir. or Monet. or Manet. Love the French Impressionists.
Apr 3, 2012 1:45 am
Raja Ravi Varma, MF Hussain or one of the Renoir in the impression group.
Apr 5, 2012 5:51 am
If I could chose any artist to paint my portrait, it would be Andy Warhol.
Apr 6, 2012 5:49 pm
Picasso I don't take a very good picture, so he would do me justice.
Apr 6, 2012 9:49 pm
Reubens! He really appreciated a woman with curves.
Apr 12, 2012 12:18 pm
El Greco. His paintings always inspire me.
Apr 12, 2012 11:28 pm
Gustav Klimt , George Keyt or better Francine Van Hove herself.
Apr 24, 2012 9:03 am
Frank Frazetta. Or maybe Jack "King" Kirby.
Apr 26, 2012 1:11 pm
Boris Vallejo. I'd end up with an impossible figure and an unrealistic tan, but I would look great in a bronze bikini holding a sword!
May 20, 2012 7:51 pm
Jun 19, 2012 8:35 am
Salvador Dali... in the long run, it would look more like me than that by any other artist.
“I am not strange. I am just not normal.”
― Salvador Dalí
Jun 19, 2012 3:58 pm
Sargent, no question!
Jun 21, 2012 7:13 pm
Either Chuck Close or Vincent Van Gogh.
Jun 21, 2012 9:42 pm
Chuck Close or Van Gogh----absolutely amazing portrait artists! I've never seen Close's work in person (I know it would blow my mind), and I have seen Van Gogh---breathtaking!
Jun 22, 2012 9:01 pm
Valentin Serov. His portraits are as beautifully detailed as a photograph.
Jun 22, 2012 9:44 pm
Vincent Van Gogh!~ because I want to be magical too ^.^
Jun 29, 2012 8:19 pm