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Alexa Meade: In pursuit of the perfect portrait

Twenty-seven-year old Alexis Meade uses a classical concept called trompe l'oeil, the art of making a two-dimensional representation look three-dimensional. But the Washington, D.C. born, self-taught artist uses the concept in reverse.
In the Media by W. Mark Dendy - 1 comment

Skype creates 'impossible' family portrait for Ugandan

Skype and an artist helped create what is being called an 'impossible family portrait' for a man, Denis, who fled his native country of Uganda.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Continuing the tradition of portraits with your digital camera

Miami - With the advancements in digital photography, the antiquated days of classic portrait paintings are long gone. But for those who still enjoy artwork, one website is allowing the transition from photo to painting.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 1 comment

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge: First official portrait unveiled

London - The first official painting of the Duchess of Cambridge, nee Kate Middleton, has been unveiled today. It will go on display later today at London's National Portrait Gallery, of which the duchess is patron.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 13 comments

FFRF fails to get portrait of Jesus taken down by Ohio school

Debate over the contentious issue of separation between Church and State at a school, the Jackson Middle School in southern Ohio, was centered over a painting, a "portrait" of Jesus hung over the entrance of the school.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 7 comments

Woman finds JFK portrait hidden behind $5 garage sale picture

Glendale - A woman who had purchased a $5 framed picture of a horse found another portrait behind the one she'd bought. After she took the horse picture out, a likeness of John F. Kennedy was discovered hidden behind.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

Gay marriage activists 'flip off' Reagan's White House portrait

Washington - Gay marriage activists invited to the White House to mark the gay pride month were photographed giving the middle finger to a portrait of the late President Ronald Reagan.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 9 comments

The Other Jane Austen: Lost Portrait Revealed

London - A new portrait of one of the world’s most successful yet least pictured authors has been found. Since only one, amateur, portrait of Jane Austen is known, this is significant news for fans across the globe.
In the Media by Val Williamson - 6 comments

Painting stolen from 105-year-old woman in Vancouver

Vancouver - A woman walked into the room of a 105-year-old woman in a Vancouver nursing home and allegedly walked out with a valuable painting.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 3 comments

New Painting Reveals Middle-Aged Leonardo Da Vinci

A slightly damaged oil painting was discovered by a historian in the private collection of a wealthy family in Italy. The painting is a self-portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci during his middle years.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 3 comments
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