Portrait of Heroes - Carel van der Wijck (Framed)

Portrait of Heroes - Carel van der Wijck (Framed)


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Medium: Acrylic paint painted over archival giclée
Paper: Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308gsm 
Specials: Gold ink, pencil and hand embroidered stitching
Year: 2018
Edition: AP (Artist Proof)
Size: 56.0cm (w) x 70.0cm (h)  
Signed and numbered

"Napoleon said 'history is written by the winners'. He might also have said 'And painted by the rich'. The result is a gross distortion of our past. "


Portrait of Heroes is a collection inspired by master painted portraits. It reveals how classical art was often a means for wealthy individuals to portray their alter-ego. It playfully suggests that the classical portrait artist was the photoshop and Instagram filter of their time.

Today we all have the ability to take selfies and live our lives through social media. But how much of what we share is real and how much are we trying to portray ourselves as an enhanced version of reality.