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Hive Arts Collective's Portraiture in the Park
"...the historic Elizabet Ney Museum in Hyde Park for Portraiture in the Park. The free, family-friendly event combined food,..."

Sept. 24, 2018 Photo Gallery

One Day
This gimmicky romantic drama charts 20 years of one British couple's ups and downs in one-day blips.
"...and character specificity – is reduced here to Polaroid-like portraiture. There are, in short, 364 days' worth of blanks..."

Aug. 19, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

On the Edge
" is a coming-of-age story that aims for realistic portraiture of suicidal teens, and is told with a mixture..."

Aug. 10, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Last Days of Disco
"...the bedroom. The screenplay is also evenhanded in its portraiture of the twentysomething preppie in the first years of..."

June 5, 1998 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Figure in the Frame
The exhibit Arnold Newman: Masterclass gives us all a lesson in the power of the photographic portrait
"...Portraiture: It's a curious no-man's land where art and commerce..."

March 15, 2013 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Those Lips, Those Eyes
Reading between the features in the Blanton's 'About Face'
"...Portraiture is serious stuff...."

Aug. 5, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Leon and Stella Alesi: Love Conjures All
Leon and Stella Alesi provide ocular proof of a life in the arts
"'s not art in and of itself. And the portraiture – I started on this body of work by..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Studio Visit: Ben Ruggiero
Asking questions about photography in the commercial studio
" which I could question the standards behind making portraiture." Over a period of months and multiple studio visits,..."

Oct. 12, 2012 Arts Column by Andy Campbell

Life Still
In the exhibit 'Life Still,' Stella Alesi, Gabel Karsten, and Mo Scollan aren't just showing still lifes of bathroom sinks and kitchen objects, but portraiture breaking away from tradition
"...and kitchen objects. What you are actually viewing is portraiture breaking away from tradition. The most basic definition of..."

April 21, 2006 Arts Review by Benné Rockett

Arts Afire
On the Small Screen: American Visions
" London and to no less a judge of portraiture than Sir Joshua Reynolds, who at once wrote Copley..."

June 20, 1997 Screens Feature by Clay Smith

The Retrieval
Chris Eska's ambitious indie film is set during the waning months of the Civil War and tells a distinctive coming-of-age story.
"...eye-catching, and Eska shows a definite affinity for landscape portraiture. At a few points, the film’s artful touches strain..."

May 2, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Wide-Angle Lens
The Ransom Center captures photography's history with striking breadth and focus
"...purposes for which they were taken (historical documentation, domestic portraiture, photojournalism, commercial and fashion illustration, personal expression, art!) and..."

Oct. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Jennifer Balkan: 'Hidden Meaning'
Balkan's paintings celebrate and challenge traditional portraiture, presenting something of an identity peekaboo
"...a mirror role for centuries through the medium of portraiture. Monarchs had their likenesses made to extend the face..."

May 23, 2008 Arts Review by Nikki Moore

Judy Berlin
"...neurotic, but that's about all you can say. Mendelsohn's portraiture is far more sympathetic to the needs and non-passions..."

April 14, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Angela's Ashes
"...bed. Nothing in the film comes close to this portraiture of despair.) As the weak but well-meaning father who..."

Jan. 14, 2000 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Anthony Van Dyck: 1599-1641
"...Page after page of full-color reproductions of his prodigious portraiture, including rarely viewed works from the British Royal Collection,..."

Dec. 31, 1999 Books Review by Raoul Hernandez

"...and emotional opposite. Because of the physicality of her portraiture, Tassi (whom we see carousing in orgies with prostitute/models)..."

Nov. 6, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...When Don Bachardy became interested in portraiture while in art school in the 1950s, it was..."

April 4, 1997 Arts Review

Wayne Alan Brenner’s Top 10 Arts-Related Things I Enjoyed in 2018
Representational and digital art, plus theatre rooted in history proved especially mind-blowing this year
"...visions of his selfward-facing eye into three-dimensional structures of portraiture in exquisitely tortured wood and metal that, Jesus, we..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Architectural decay becomes a street-artist canvas you can navigate
"...are suddenly caught by a wall glorified with RONE’s portraiture...."

March 15, 2018 SXSW Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

“18+” at Recspec Gallery
The exhibit of explicit work by 23 women and nonbinary artists has the effect of a peep show with recurring thrills
"...pair of breasts in a merging of Hannah Wilke portraiture and bondage imagery...."

March 2, 2018 Arts Review by Melany Jean

FotoATX: "Austin Women by Austin Women" at the Elisabet Ney Museum
The five women showing photographs capture the beauty, passion, grace, and resilience of being a woman in Austin today
"...the spectrum of the medium, offering everything from digital portraiture to ethereal bromoil prints to photogravures...."

Jan. 26, 2018 Arts Review by Melany Jean

“Dana Younger: Contemporary Figurative Works” at the Elisabet Ney Museum
This show of new clay-based sculptures contrasts smartly with Elisabet Ney’s marble statuary, and its breadth of style is stunning
"...instance – and get an idea of how three-dimensional portraiture was undertaken back in the day. And then you..."

Sept. 15, 2017 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

“Micky Hoogendijk: Pure Imagination” at Women & Their Work
The photographs here fully reveal the artist’s skill with composition and light, but show less of their subjects’ interior life
"...septum piercing and shrouded smirk – reference the Dutch portraiture tradition. Like any portrait, painting, or photograph, the components..."

Aug. 25, 2017 Arts Review by Melany Jean

UT's Public Arts Program Debuts an Ambitious New Project
Landmarks presents Ann Hamilton’s O N E E V E R Y O N E at the Dell Medical School
"...she began to think about the images as not portraiture but something "more gestural, like 'Oh, is there something..."

Jan. 27, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

“Elizabeth Chapin: Careful/Uncareful” at Wally Workman Gallery
These portraits jettison the obvious for the sake of drama and harnessing the truth of a human being in a singular moment

Dec. 16, 2016 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

Public Notice: November at Last
Yesterday was the Day of the Dead, and next week, our long, long national nightmare will come to a close (unless another one is about to begin, but I just can't contemplate that)
"...catfish parlors, junk shops, and record stores." As black-and-white portraiture it's exquisite; as a document of a culture delicately..."

Nov. 4, 2016 News Column by Nick Barbaro

"Painters Painting Painters" at Davis Gallery
With 10 artists making portraits of themselves and one another, it’s the variety of styles that provides the show’s strength
"...than the smile is a recurring theme in historical portraiture, as well as in Offutt's work. I am especially..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

"Bobby Scheidemann: Together at Sunset"
Scheidemann's rush-hour portraits of people in cars reveal the character of both individuals and highway
"...body of work. Achieving the only consistent aim across portraiture in contemporary art, Scheidemann has shown the inner character..."

May 22, 2015 Arts Review by Seth Orion Schwaiger

Playback: SXSW News and Sightings
Polaroids, print, and dance funk – can they survive SXSW?
"...600 instant film went off the market, includes candid portraiture of associates like Michael Stipe, Paul Rudd, and Patton..."

March 20, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

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