Gallery of Fine Art Photography - Atlanta GA

Robert Weingarten – The Portrait Unbound

Portrait of Henry Aaron

Digital portraiture, a departure from the traditional.
Exhibition: High Museum of Art, Atlanta, January – April, 2010

Robert Weingarten’s photography series The Portrait Unbound represents a bold departure from traditional portraiture. Using layers of imagery that allude to specific interests, achievements or moments within the subject’s life, Weingarten digitally creates large-scale composite images that describe his subjects through biographical rather than physical information. The exhibition at the High Museum, featured twenty-one images that represent notable individuals from the worlds of art, science, politics and sports. Weingarten’s subjects include such icons as Hank Aaron, Buzz Aldrin, Chuck Close, Jane Goodall, Dennis Hopper and Colin Powell.

A short film by Neal Broffman that details Weingarten’s construction of his portrait of Henry Aaron. (running time 3:22).

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