Long before the ubiquitous selfie came into our lives, we shared a universal interest in portraiture. Whether it was a portrait of a pope, aristocrat or the artist herself, the human image has held our attention. Historically, portraiture was narrowly defined as an object that captured the physical characteristics and personality of the sitter. Artists such as Rembrandt and John Singer Sargent became celebrities themselves painting portraits of the powerful and wealthy in a realistic manner. Today, the fascination continues with the proliferation of mobile photography and new digital media. Contemporary artists are exploring the subject from every angle and redefining it in new visual languages. Join us as we explore the evolution of portraits in a modern era.