Gianni Strino (b.1953) - 'Ingrid' I love her expression of pique.
Portrait of Iris Tree by Augustus John (1878 - 1961)
Spectacular portrait of Isabella Stewart Gardner in Venice by Anders Zorn (1860 - 1920)
Contemporary artist Karien Deroo
Flora Priestly 1889 by John Singer Sargent (1856 - 1925)
A gorgeous portrait of Raquel Meller by Joaquin Sorolla (1863 - 1923)
'A Girl' by Frederick Leighton (1830 - 1896)
'Flapper' by Margaret Preston (1875 - 1963)
Girl in a Japanese Costume by William Merritt Chase (1849 - 1916)
Portrait of Rosalba Peale by Rembrandt Peale (1778 - 1860)
Last week it was 10 men, this week it's 10 women. I'm a huge fan of portraiture, there's just so much to be seen and learned from a portrait by a great artist. The human face is very difficult to capture in any medium, that's why I'm so in awe of those who do it well. But portraits are about so much more than just the face - don't you think?
Of course, there are many MANY more portraits I love and revere and dream of owning, but I've narrowed it down to these ten to keep the thing manageable. Just know that these are not the ONLY portraits I'd care to hang on my walls. Last week's ten and this week's ten are only the tip of the iceberg. Obviously, the only solution is for me to move into a museum.
Portrait of Madame Paul Escudier by John Singer Sargent
Suddenly remembered how much I love this painting and...well, pretend it's still 10.