Portrait Artist Robert Maniscalco
About Having a Maniscalco Portrait
Having a legacy oil portrait by nationally renowned portrait artist, Robert Maniscalco, expresses love in a way a car, a Rolex or a diamond never will. We hope you will enjoy Robert’s gallery of heirloom, legacy portraiture, created for the ages. Robert travels all over the world to create heirloom portraits in oil, pastel and charcoal, including executive, political, religious, military, judicial and family portraiture. His award winning work can be found in over 1,200 private and public collections.
Once referred to as a “Society Portrait,” a fine oil portrait was a symbol of prominence and nobility. Today, bringing a portrait into being carries with it a much more profound meaning.
Richard Avedon famously said that “All photographs are accurate, none of them is the truth.” “I like to think, perhaps truth can be found only in the painted portrait.” rm
A portrait is the most eloquent way to recognize those who have achieved a high level of excellence and/or esteem in their lives. It’s not an ego trip because it is an expression of one’s relationship with others.
“I don’t over think who the subject is that I am painting. I’m only ever asking one question when I paint: how can I make this individual appear at least, if not more kind and lovable than I found them? I’m going for depth over superficial appearances. As an artist, my goal to to speak light into the world.” rm
The Art of Portraiture
“When I encounter my subject I try to get a sense of how they move through space, their rhythm and energy, to learn what drives them. I become them in a way, so I can paint myself.” rm
“For years my stated goal has been to create figures and subject so real they could step out of the canvas. Now, I see myself intending to create a world into which the viewer is invited to step.” rm