Saturday, February 13, 2016

Novelist and Art Essaying Antonia S. Byatt, in an essay about portraiture, said that a photographic portrait is often about a fleeting moment frozen in time, unrepeatable, and therefore ultimately about death. A painted portrait, for Byatt, incorporates the concept of a longer time; its thoughtful creation [is] a deep research on personality and human essence, and so is really about life instead.”

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