by Margot Pierce
Artist Maria Rosenblatt created a beautiful series of animal portraits looking as noble men from classical paintings. With this project, called Portraits of Soul, Rosenblatt wanted to emphasize on the aristocracy and nobleness that every animal has inside, capturing the inner world of each pet dressing them with the right accessories. The artist took part in ‘The Edge’ exhibition in Jaffa, Israel with 9 of her noble portraits, receiving really positive reviews.
“I started my project when I brought my dog Didi to the studio where usually I shoot portraits of people. I made some portraits of Didi and after that my friends and colleagues were just amazed by the results. At the same time I was supposed to take part in the exhibition “The Edge” in Jaffa and I decided to make some more photo shoots of animals. I started looking for models through my friends, colleagues, strangers in the park that after all became my friends. Finally I made 13 sessions with different animals, mostly dogs, but there was one cat among them and even one pregnant horse!”, she told about her project.
See her portraits: