Art Blog - Portrait Stories and Opinion Pieces

Portrait Painting is an ancient work of art and is to this day one of the leading and most exciting artistic layers in any type of plastic art. Painting a portrait in the classical technique is in fact an observation of the soul of the character, a reflection of the personality and hidden character. In You Are Art blog, I will share with you various techniques, tips and tricks that may help you in your art of portrait painting. I will share with you a number of stories behind some of the portraits that have already been ordered and appear in the portraits galleries. Finally, I will express myself freely on various issues in the world of art, artists in Israel and around the world - of course, these are my opinions, and I would love to hear your opinion as well.

January 07, 2022

This Can Be Called Cultural Appropriation

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Written by Hee-Lee Soffer

In recent weeks, a media debate has resurfaced around the issue of calls for proposals to artists to participate in…
January 07, 2022

This Can Be Called Cultural Appropriation

Written by Hee-Lee Soffer

March 07, 2021

How Does an illustration Make...?

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Written by Hee-Lee Soffer

One of the first works I had in my youth, was book illustration. Between casual jobs from hell like waitressing,…
March 07, 2021

How Does an illustration Make...?

Written by Hee-Lee Soffer

October 14, 2020

Ugly is The New Beautiful

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Written by Hee-Lee Soffer

In the beginning there was art. Art which began as a craftsmanship rolled into human culture and took on different…
October 14, 2020

Ugly is The New Beautiful

Written by Hee-Lee Soffer

June 17, 2020

Portrait of The Pride Revolution

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Alongside the dubious book month, Pride Month has also been consolidated in recent years. Apparently, here too, there are quite…
June 17, 2020

Portrait of The Pride Revolution

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April 21, 2020

Art in The Name of Art

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Art in the name of art is a new idea in the terms of human history. When art began to…
April 21, 2020

Art in The Name of Art

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March 10, 2020

Art in Times of Corona

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In the days of world’s Corona anxiety, rise and float are images from earlier periods in history, in which plague…
March 10, 2020

Art in Times of Corona

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December 18, 2019

Portrait of The Holy Family

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Written by Hee-Lee Soffer

In December, most of the Christian holidays are celebrated, which we are all very aware of, mainly due to the…
December 18, 2019

Portrait of The Holy Family

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December 09, 2019

To Be A Cat. In Art

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Written by Hee-Lee Soffer

One of the subjects I studied while studying Master's in art history was the image of the cat in 17th-century…
December 09, 2019

To Be A Cat. In Art

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October 14, 2019

About the Tormented Artist

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The tormented artist is a myth that Americans especially like. Hollywood biographical films about artists such as Jackson Pollock and…
October 14, 2019

About the Tormented Artist

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July 15, 2019

Conversion Treatments

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Written by Hee-Lee Soffer

In recent days, the state has been raging about the provocative statement made by Education Minister Rafi Peretz, who supports…
July 15, 2019

Conversion Treatments

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June 15, 2019

Aesthetic Art VS Conceptual Art

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Written by Hee-Lee Soffer

This sculpture began with the invitation of the Maayan Art Gallery staff to create an installation for a field exhibition…
June 15, 2019

Aesthetic Art VS Conceptual Art

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May 19, 2019

Eurovision 2019 - A Country's Portrait

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Written by Hee-Lee Soffer

The Eurovision Song Contest ended, and was an explosion of creativity and grandiosity. This event serves as a portrait of…
May 19, 2019

Eurovision 2019 - A Country's Portrait

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April 14, 2019

Hamaayan - A Gallery's Portrait

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Written by Hee-Lee Soffer

At the end of last week (12-13/4/2019) there was an art fair at the Hamaayan gallery. The Hamaayan is a…
April 14, 2019

Hamaayan - A Gallery's Portrait

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March 16, 2019

Dress Up or Be Exposed

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Does this dress up hide inside someone else? Is dressing up an attempt to impersonate? Perhaps a costume is actually…
March 16, 2019

Dress Up or Be Exposed

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February 16, 2019

The Artist as A Shaman

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As an artist who specializes in portraits paintings, I receive orders from different people who send me a photo. These…
February 16, 2019

The Artist as A Shaman

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January 15, 2019

How to Get a Vivid Portrait

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As a multidisciplinary artist I find myself doing a lot of things and experiencing a variety of materials in the…
January 15, 2019

How to Get a Vivid Portrait

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December 11, 2018

Frank Morrison & Urban Jazz

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Written by Hee-Lee Soffer

Recently, I discovered an American artist named Frank Morrison, who often draws characters in a variety of scenes from the…
December 11, 2018

Frank Morrison & Urban Jazz

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October 14, 2018

Love and Other Animals

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Written by Hee-Lee Soffer

Anyone who raises an animal in his house, be it a dog, a cat or a fish, knows how much…
October 14, 2018

Love and Other Animals

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September 18, 2018

On Courage and Creativity

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For many years I have been painting for clients and receiving orders for portrait paintings of all kinds and in…
September 18, 2018

On Courage and Creativity

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August 15, 2018

Aretha Franklin - Portrait of a Soul

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Franklin's portrait was immortalized by an artist in a bronze statue, which was placed in the garden of the Montreux…
August 15, 2018

Aretha Franklin - Portrait of a Soul

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June 15, 2018

Portrait With a Cat

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Cats appear in many paintings throughout history. There are also a few cats in portrait paintings. Since the cat is…
June 15, 2018

Portrait With a Cat

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June 14, 2018

Charles Le Brun's Physiognomy

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Charles Le Brun was the most influential French painter of the 17th century. In 1664 Louis XIV appointed Le Brun…
June 14, 2018

Charles Le Brun's Physiognomy

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May 15, 2018

Albrecht Dürer - Self-Portrait

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In 1500 Dürer painted his most official self-portrait when he was almost 29 years old, in a frontal format that…
May 15, 2018

Albrecht Dürer - Self-Portrait

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April 21, 2018

Wind & Matter - Watercolor Portrait

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Written by Hee-Lee Soffer

Portrait paintings in the familiar classic style are mostly common in oil paints. This technique is creator-friendly because of the…
April 21, 2018

Wind & Matter - Watercolor Portrait

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March 19, 2018

Classic Avant-Garde Portrait

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Every retiring president in the United States is invited to a portrait painter who creates a full-size portrait for him.…
March 19, 2018

Classic Avant-Garde Portrait

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February 14, 2018

Portrait of Another Species

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YNET website recently published an article about a pair of artists who create a rather traditional theme: portraits, but use…
February 14, 2018

Portrait of Another Species

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January 22, 2018

Factory#4 // Dangerous Art

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About a week and a half ago, the Haifa Museum of Art produced an event called Factory #4 // Dangerous…
January 22, 2018

Factory#4 // Dangerous Art

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January 03, 2018

The Man is A King

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One of the interesting projects I got to do was a painting of a young man, who asked me to…
January 03, 2018

The Man is A King

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December 22, 2017

Frida Kahlo - A Poet in Colors

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Frida Kahlo is one of my favorite painters. She is of Mexican descent, lived and worked in the United States…
December 22, 2017

Frida Kahlo - A Poet in Colors

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December 15, 2017

Van Gogh - A Stormy Portraits Painter

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Painting, in contrast to photography, allows the artist to present a world and its fullness through a variety of colors…
December 15, 2017

Van Gogh - A Stormy Portraits Painter

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December 08, 2017

Lucian Michael Freud

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Written by Hee-Lee Soffer

Lucian Freud, an artist born in the first half of the 20th century, created numerous portraits, of faces as well…
December 08, 2017

Lucian Michael Freud

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December 04, 2017

Arikha - Living, Growing, Inanimate

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Written by Hee-Lee Soffer

Avigdor Arikha was a painter and illustrator who passed away in 2010. He was born in Germany and lived alternately…
December 04, 2017

Arikha - Living, Growing, Inanimate

Written by Hee-Lee Soffer

November 15, 2017

Amir Hair Stylist

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Amir is a hair stylist who works in the Carmel Center at the "Avi Tal" studio. Amir received from me…
November 15, 2017

Amir Hair Stylist

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November 08, 2017

Way of Beauty - Rachel Agranati

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Rachel Agranati is a beautician, owner of the Derech Hayofi clinic in the lower commercial center of Denya, Haifa. Rachel…
November 08, 2017

Way of Beauty - Rachel Agranati

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