I love the challenge of these photos. Old portraiture is not my thing – so perhaps it makes it easier for me to accept that the artist has thrown paint at a masterpiece (digitally anyway – no portrait was hurt in the making of this art.)
I would never hang a Gainsborough in my house – but I love the Blue Lady above. Kitten and all. Thomas Robson did these, and many other weirdly wonderful pieces of art. Check out his Skull Series – I would have one of those on the wall in a hearbeat. Must be the mood I am in.
(First seen here)