Month: May 2022
For centuries, the whole point of having your portrait painted was to reinforce your official role in society. It had little to do with our modern, lonely desire to feel seen for who we really are. Do we still believe a person can be described from a single viewpoint in one place? Will multimedia replace the painted portrait?
In her day, Ukrainian artist Alexandra Exter was one of the brightest stars in the European avant-garde. She was a personal friend of Picasso, Braque, and Léger. We know so much about them. Why do we know so little about her?