I love portraits that make the sitter’s personality the filter through which the artwork is seen.
A fantastic example of that is Chris Levine‘s portrait of Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws at the National Portrait Gallery. Capturing the image of a woman that fought for gender equality and minority access in the legal profession, he wanted to portray her dynamic and multifaceted character.
This was achieved by a portrait that was captured though a lenticular lens, with a three-dimensional effect that captures and evokes the sitter’s spirited personality perfectly.
It is no wonder it demands people’s attention. I was mesmerized. If you are around, make sure you pop in to see it.