01.03 — 21.04.2010Persona GrataGroup ShowGeorge Condo
The history of the portrait is at the same time the entire history of art: from cave paintings, Fayum portraits and icons, to the hyperrealist or abstract works of contemporary artists. Among all the variety of genres, the portrait has a very unique place: nowhere else do the human psychology, introspection and self-love find so direct and immediate expression as in the portrait genre.
‘Persona Grata’ exhibition brings together several portrait artists. With a variety of techniques, the works allow us to compare the diversity of contemporary artists’ approaches to the genre: