Psyche: Capturing Inwardness in Portraits, Aug 27 - Oct 01 M-Th 10 am-4 pm

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 10:00am

RECEPTION: August 27 @ 6:30-8:30pm GALLERY 2:

Aug 27 - Oct 01 M-Th 10am-4pm

Throughout history artists have created portraits as a source of identity, whether capturing the likeness of a culture or the inwardness of a sitter, portraits give us a glimpse of humanity. A portrait and moreover a self-portrait can examine individuality, humor and folly, the gauge of perfection and beauty, and also measure imperfection and unsightliness. The purpose of this exhibition is to explore artists’ intentions, their observations of the portrait and how this observation has changed to reflect the idea of portraiture over time. Beginning with Antiquity and continuing until the Post-Modern Period, the exhibition examines identity through works of art as a form of cultural and social expression.

The exhibition includes original works of art by James McNeill Whistler, Mary Cassatt, Frans Hals, Eastman Johnson, Käthe Kollwitz, Susan MacDowell Eakins, and many more.

Curated by Ann H. Bittl


Ann Bittl


Ventura College Gallery 2