Artwork / Subjective / Father

portraits of a father
Becca Bernstein and Gwenn Seemel
2010 and 2009
acrylic on wood and canvas
36 x 60 inches (combined dimensions)

My portrait of Becca’s father shows him as King Henry VIII, based on the famous portraits by Hans Holbein the Younger. I like referring to other artists’ work in my own, like here and here for example. In the case of Becca’s father, I turned him into a king because of something he said in out interview and because I wanted his portrait to relate to the portrait of my father from Subjective, a painting that’s also ultimately about kings.

painterly portrait by Becca Bernstein
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painterly portrait
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