Connecting with Portraits in Portrait Revolution by Julia L. Kay

After painting self portraits for years, Julia L. Kay decided that she wanted to use portrait to connect with other artists. The book, Portrait Revolution, is a collection of this virtual portrait party along with some portraiture basics.

The book is a exploration of modern portraiture and some of the many forms that these may take. I wouldn’t call all the pieces in this book masterpieces, but they are interesting. They helped give me an understanding of how other artists interact with the form and what happens artists from multiple disciplines meet.

The book is divided up into portraits by medium, style, and theme, as well as some more featured artists and subjects. Throughout the book, there are some tips and comments about portraiture. However, these are geared towards a beginner than a more experienced artist. There is also a how to section on portraits. Once again, this is mostly for beginners. If you’re just getting into portraiture, this book will provide you with a wide range of ideas. However, if you’re more advanced, you might get something out of the images of other artist’s work and inspiration from some of the quotes, but most of the content will be old news.



I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.


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