Our Artist profile today is California-based Aaron Smith.
I’m crazy about Aaron’s oil paintings. They blur the line between traditional portraits and contemporary abstracts.
Aaron says, “The Victorian/Edwardian eras have always captured my attention. For years I’ve collected vintage photographs of men of the period. These men for me represent a masculine ideal, if largely a constructed one. Their bearded faces and distinguished attire are spectacular, while their stiff poses and serious expressions belie a certain vulnerability.”
Let’s take a look at that masculine ideal, shall we?
Told ya they were great.
Y’all can keep up with Aaron and his musings on his blog Mucksnipe.com
and his art on his site AaronSmithArt.com
But if ya really wanna see where Aaron’s inspiration comes from. His Pinterest page is overflowing with vintage – and current – photographs, paintings, and sketches of men.