Ana Galan – Viv(r)e la Vie!

04.09.2011 in10:48 in People, Portraits -->


Ana Galan reviews the portrait formula that emerged in Italy towards the end of the 15th century, whose origins can be traced to the work of Jan Van Eyck, which associated, in painting, busts with landscapes.

Realistic portraits that do not aim to idealise the subjects’ features; they are fragments of an essence. People are reduced to busts, substituting through synthesis, the whole for the part. Figures placed in a raised position before a wide and idealized landscape.