Friday, February 18, 2011

A true Portrait.

I love this "Portrait of a Man" by Rembrandt because it's portrait painting at it's best. It's not merely a photo-real likeness of the sitter but pure human alchemy. It's like I'm witnessing this individual in the immediate present, right here, right now.
This painting is in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, one of my most treasured places on earth.

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