Wednesday, March 5, 2008
While We're on the Subject of Portraits
I recently came across the work of artist Travis Louie. At first, many of his paintings resemble old fashioned portraits. But take a closer look, and you'll realize that nothing's quite what it seems.
I particularly like the stories that Louie composes for each of his portraits. The Vamp (shown above) "calls herself Eva, . . .she has been around since the 1820's. Originally known as Margaret McCambridge, she left Scotland after numerous reports of missing persons began to spread across the countryside. She reappeared some years later in New York sometime during the Civil War."
See more of Travis Louie's portraits here.