L'aigle: A Portrait of Melinda Shankar

Portraiture is an art form going back to ancient Egypt, over 5,000 years ago.

Commissioned portrait paintings have become rare among leading modern artists. Instead contemporary artists tend to paint themselves, their friends or lovers in whatever way they please. Digital photography is more and more common, making what was formerly an expensive luxury product affordable for just about everyone.

Portraits have far more purpose than just a means to record. They have been used to show the power, importance, nobility, beauty, taste and other qualities of the sitter.

Artist Kestin Cornwall’s new mixed-media work incorporates classic portraiture references with his new-age hybrid art image creation methods of combining hand drawing, digital image making, screen-printing, acrylic and aerosol painting. The mediums create a visually alien yet clam, earth like environment for his muse to live in.

L'aigle: A Portrait of Melinda Shankar #2
Medium: Acrylic ink, acrylic paint and aerosol paint on regular mounted ¾" fabric canvas primed with top-quality gesso, mounted on a wood stretcher frame and stapled on the back.
Size: 3/4” 40” X 30”
Year: 2017 

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