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Portraits in the Pink

19 October 2008 32 comments


Jonathan Yeo
Study for a Portrait
2007



Because it is Breast Cancer Month I have decided to showcase some of my favourite portraits in pink.
These works all feature stunning portraits with a focus on pink.
Don't forget to click on the banner to support Breast Cancer too..







ESTHER ERLICH
Esther Erlich has been exhibiting her figurative works since 1983..
She was the winner of the prestigious Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 1998 and the Archibald People’s Choice Award in 2000.
Her paintings and drawings feature in prominent public and private collections throughout Australia and overseas including collections of the National Portrait Gallery, National Library and Performing Arts Museum.
Esther Erlich lives and works in Melbourne.
Esther Erlich is represented by:
LIBBY EDWARDS GALLERIES



Andy Warhol
Turquoise Marilyn
1962
See also: Famous Marilyn Monroe Quotes, 4 Marilyns, Pink Marilyn Monroe



Annie Leibovitz
MARCH 2008: “FRESH FACES” Emily Blunt, Amy Adams, Jessica Biel, Anne Hathaway, Alice Braga, Ellen Page, Zoë Saldana, Elizabeth Banks, Ginnifer Goodwin, and America Ferrera.
V.F.’s Hollywood Issue: The Annie Leibovitz Covers
It all began in 1995 with 10 alluring beauties on a three-page foldout cover. With the current issue—fronted by fresh faces Emily Blunt, Amy Adams, Jessica Biel, and Anne Hathaway—Vanity Fair marks the 14th year of its gigantic annual Hollywood Issue, and thus the 14th year of Annie Leibovitz’s spectacular gatefold covers. These classic photographs capture Tinseltown talent and glamour like nothing else. Here’s a look back at all of them. (The left third of each image is what was visible on the cover before unfolding.)
photographs by Annie Leibovitz WEB EXCLUSIVE February 5, 2008
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  • Lilly's Life 19.10.08
     

    What a great selection - love then all. If I had to choose I would pick the Yeo - those eyes and lips. And where was yours? By the way I'm too scared to take that blog verbosity test because I would be 4,000 times more verbose than the average blogger - it's something I need to get a grip on....soon.

  • Mariuca 19.10.08
     

    Oh I love the piercing blue eyes in the first portrait, they look so real! :)

  • durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit 20.10.08
     

    Hello Kim,

    I saw this Vogue cover from a magazine subscription of my daughter and I thought it was stunning. The Marilyn poster by Warhol I have a poster of, which was "claimed" by my son a year ago when we were rummaging through some old things.

    I've never seen the work of Esther Erlich until today - but it is mesmerizing. There is an eerie yet wonderful essence in her style. The top image resembles Nicole Kidman, is that in fact Nicole?

    Have a nice weekend. :-) --Durano, done!

  • Kim 20.10.08
     

    haha Lilly..
    getting a grip on blog verbosity...
    I know what you mean...that's a good thing about visual art...the images speak for themselves (hopefully)...
    I love the Yeo too...I could stare at it for hours...
    didn't include my work as these portraits are in another league...sort of my wish list...
    ps our friend Kevin Rudd is paddling past my place today...I'm hoping to get some pics..

    it's a stunning portrait isn't it Mariuca...and I love the way Yeo has painted the lips too...such a beautiful pink and so realistic..

    the whole Annie Leibovitz series is spectacular Durano...
    and yes that would have to be Nicole Kidman although the work didn't have a title...
    Yeo was actually commissioned to paint a portrait of Bush...but it was cancelled so he ended up creating his infamous Bush collage with porn magazines (as he recently did with Paris Hilton too)
    Esther Erlich is the artist I'd choose if I ever wanted a portrait..I love her style!!
    haha your son has good taste...you probably won't get that print back.... ;)

  • Indigo 20.10.08
     

    The Esther Erlich one drew me in, it has some of the darker elements I like to display from time to time. I'm not all dark, but life needs an equal measure of the dark and light to balance out. (Hugs)Indigo

  • Kim 20.10.08
     

    so true Indigo!!
    her work is really intriguing and her contrasts between beauty and the bizarre are always so interesting...
    she has found a really good balance between the two :)

  • Shinade 21.10.08
     

    oh my Kim I love all of your work. But this one is especially appealing to me.

    Happy summer over there;-)

  • Mariuca 21.10.08
     

    Oh Kiiiiiimmmm! Thanks for advertising at MPG today, love ya! :)

  • Mariuca 21.10.08
     

    Ps. I love the pinky lips too!

  • Mimi Lenox 21.10.08
     

    Love the depth of the eyes.

    This week we are memeing the movement to get it rolling along. You've been tagged by the Queen of Memes!
    The Peace Meme

  • Miss Moneypenny 21.10.08
     

    Hi Agent Laketrees, undercover Painter of Portraits,

    Jonathan Yeo's Portrait is so realistic like someone took a photo!!!

    Do Pink Portraits trump the Brown Boobs of my Palin-winkle Moose Portrait? ;~)))

  • John 21.10.08
     

    Wonderful choices - thank you for the reminder. The top portrait is elequent and elegant, but there is a sadness about this tall engaging true beauty, here and in other photographs I have seen.

  • Kim 21.10.08
     

    oh Jackie
    I didn't paint this portrait... though I would have loved to :) :)

    hi Mariuca...
    yay....I'm on MPG!!!
    have a terrific Tuesday :) :)

    hi Mimi..
    the eyes are wonderful aren't they :)
    I'll be over to check it out :)

    haha.. Miss MP I think the pink is prettier :0
    ah now I've remembered ..Rocky Bullwinkle wasn't it ?

    I agree John...she does have a sadness about her...I wonder if it's the paparazzi who have been responsible for this...

  • Speedcat Hollydale 21.10.08
     

    Verbose?? I like it! yackity yackity!!!!!

    Pink art? Cool! My fav is the one with Jessica Biel, because I am in love with her :-)

  • Kim 21.10.08
     

    hello Speedy
    haha...now we know!!!
    good choice :) :)

  • The Success 21.10.08
     

    Woww Kim...
    Nice painting
    When I see this painting I felt like I talk to her. So live... The eyes, lips and all the face
    You are great KIM....

  • Netster 22.10.08
     

    I like Marilyn Monroe portrait!

    She's superbly famous. I never know her work but people talk a lot of her.

    super woman!

  • Kim 22.10.08
     

    hi Success..
    I didn't paint this portrait...but it's definitely a wish list style :)
    thanks for your lovely compliment :)

    hi Netster...
    my daughter loves watching her movies...she certainly was a fascinating woman :) :)
    have a great Wednesday :))

  • Matthew 23.10.08
     

    Wow, great selection. I especially like the first one by Jonathan Yeo. The eyes and lips are completely grabbed my attention. I can't even take my own eyes off of it:)

  • learn forex trading 23.10.08
     

    I really like Study for a Portrait. It is amazing how it just pops off the page. It is unforgettable. It makes the art look like it is coming to life and climbing out of the canvas.

  • PetMono 23.10.08
     

    g'day kim! i'm familiar with all but yeo. very neat technique ( photo-realism over sketching ) which not so subtly focuses on the face. i just discovered a digital artist and yeo's work makes me think of ray caesar = http://paintalicious.org/2008/01/06/ray-caesars-magnificant-3-d-digital-art/

  • Kim 23.10.08
     

    hi Matthew..
    I agree...it's one of those portraits that you can stare at for hours :)

    very true LFT....
    it's more realistic than a photo :)

    g'day PM :)
    amazing isn't it!!!
    I haven't heard of Ray Caesar...so I'll definitely check out the link..thanks for that :) :)

  • The Muse 24.10.08
     

    I had a wonderful time...sipping my tea and browsing...Your blog was like an art gallery visit, this evening.... :)
    I simply had to thank you !

  • Kim 24.10.08
     

    thanks for your compliment Muse...
    I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit....
    have a lovely weekend :) :)

  • hitsu 27.10.08
     

    Wow what a great collection here!

    The frst one is Nicole Kidman?

  • Kim 31.10.08
     

    yes Hitsu...
    that's Nicole Kidman :)
    thanks for calling by :)

  • Nobe 31.10.08
     

    i love the Annie Leibovitz one. :)

    love,
    nobe

    www.deariago.blogspot.com
    www.nobe112681.blogspot.com

  • Kim 31.10.08
     

    hello Nobe...
    the whole series is such a treat!!!
    one of the best slideshows ever :)

  • PRand 1.11.08
     

    hey kim!

    nice competition! lol judges...

    the slide widget is cool. will try it. you always find these things!

  • Kim 1.11.08
     

    thanks Prand :)
    I love the slide widget...
    I just don't like the look of the link bar underneath...but oh well that's life ;)

  • Judi "Jlo" Moran 5.11.08
     

    Loved your choice of portraits in pink!
    Just warmed up to pink in this latter part of my life and now I love it!
    Thanks, by the way, for leaving a comment on my guest devotional on Morning Coffee.
    I signed up to follow you.
    Question: on my new site, launching in late Nov, I will feature a photo section. Would that qualify me for your artists, photographers sign-up?
    Just wanted to know: I am presently taking a college course in digital photography and loving it.
    On the new site, I will feature almost daily new shots, along with themed photo albums people can view.
    Very exciting!
    Thanks for all you do to encourage other artists of all kinds.
    Love,
    Judi

  • Kim 5.11.08
     

    thanks Judi...
    you're certainly welcome to add your new site to the directory ...sounds very exciting...
    email me when you have all your details and let me know that you have emailed the info ..in the submit section at the TAD...:)

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Kim Barker is a Visual Artist (Diploma in Art and Graduate Diploma in Education). She is also a fully trained Reading Recovery Teacher. She has taught RAD (Royal Academy of Dancing) and Cecchetti Ballet Syllabii. Kim also manages the Top Artist' Directory and PoeARTica as well as her blog laketrees She lives with her family on the Eastern Central Coast of Australia. Follow Kim at laketrees on Twitter for updates and news