Details:

This print's composition is based on an artwork from 1532: a portrait of Andrea Quaratesi made by the renowned artist Michelangelo. The artist imbues a distinct intimacy into her moderate-scale portraits, employing gestural brushstrokes and delicate mark-making.
Unframed
Edition of 20
Signed

① Artwork:

Michelangelo

This print's composition is based on an artwork from 1532: a portrait of Andrea Quaratesi made by the renowned artist Michelangelo. Quaratesi was a young Florentine noble whose friendship with Michelangelo is documented in letters—the noble took drawing classes from the artist. Michelangelo’s drawing of Quaratesi was included in the exhibition Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer at The Met in New York City in 2017 and is in the permanent collection of the British Museum in London, UK.

Peyton imbues a distinct intimacy into her moderate-scale portraits of friends, fellow artists and personal heroes. The artist uses gestural brushstrokes and delicate mark-making to create her works; she frequently works from source materials such as photographs, film stills and other media. Peyton’s works are explorations into how art and media impact people’s ideas of beauty, fame, idolatry and proximity. Starting with her first show in 1993, the artist has helped usher in a return to figurative painting in the contemporary art market.

Specs:

13 inches
15.25 inches

③ Artist:

Elizabeth Peyton

Elizabeth Peyton employs gestural brushstrokes of vivid color and delicate mark-making to create intimate portraits of her friends, fellow artists and personal heroes. The artist works both from life and from source materials such as photographs, film stills and media images. Peyton’s works are explorations into how art and media impact people’s ideas of beauty, fame, idolatry and proximity—drawing comparisons to the work of other artists, such as Édouard Manet, John Singer Sargent and Andy Warhol. 

Elizabeth Peyton:
Michelangelo, 2018
Softground etching in sepia ink
15.3 × 13.0 inches /