Mirror, mirror… – art of portrait

Once again working on portraits. I think that artistic represention of a person is one of most challenging disciplines in art no matter if it does represent preson portrayed in hyperrealistic way or in Picasso style.
Personally, I do enjoy working on portraits very much.  There is always something exciting in waiting how person will react and understand the vision of someone else on his/her face or personality, if you want. Two Exemples of the same model I portrayed in 2008 and 2010. Look at this narrative composition consisting of three oils:

Michal Korman: Story of an ear-ring, oil on canvas 82x54cm each, 2009 Brussels, in private collections
Michal Korman: Story of an ear-ring, oil on canvas 82x54cm each, 2009 Brussels, in private collections

And same person portrayed two years later, the narrativeness is still to be found here, but it’s expressed in completely different way:

Michal Korman: Andrea, oil on canvas 73x90cm, Paris 2010, in private collection
Michal Korman: Andrea, oil on canvas 73x90cm, Paris 2010, in private collection

In 2008 I used sequel to get the story inside my painting, in 2010 it was a close up on a look out of frame which gives to my work that cinema-like feel Cindy Sherman use in her work too the one that makes the observer question about what the secret of the girl might be.