Gallery KUNST-KONTOR - Portrait Painting
The process of painting a portrait is a challenge for both - the artist as well as for the model.
Studying the motif the artist figures out his or her individual character, expressions and posture. This is captured by the artist’s characteristic brush stroke.
The portrayed person probably has to face a self-portrait which does not match with his or her self-perception. This requires self-assurance and confidence.
A portrait has an immaterial value increasing gradually. What was captured in the moment outlasts its own time.
Every portrait - especially those of children - can be situated somewhere between future and memory.