Portrait of Heroes - Pieter Mijer

Portrait of Heroes - Pieter Mijer


18 in stock

Medium: Acrylic paint painted over archival giclée
Paper: Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308gsm 
Specials: Gold ink, pencil and hand embroidered stitching
Year: 2021
Edition: 20
Size: 56.0cm (w) x 70.0cm (h)  
Signed and numbered

This artwork is sold unframed
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“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 the latest collection inspired by master painted portraits that reveals how classical art was often a means for wealthy individuals to portray their ultra 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 all trying to heroise our lives?”