Castricum aan Zee, The Netherlands (1992)


Castricum aan Zee, The Netherlands (1992), a chromogenic print by Rineke Dijkstra, is part of the exhibition Striking Resemblance: The Changing Art of Portraiture.

courtesy of Zimmerli Art Museum

Striking Resemblance: The Changing Art of Portraiture, on view at the Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick through July 13, presents the work of 80 portrait artists and 130 works spanning two centuries to examine the art form as a historical tradition as well as an evolving genre. The exhibition, organized by single, double, and group portraits, reveals how people view themselves, and family and friends, while challenging viewers to consider notions such as identity and their own relationships with groups of people. Fifty of the pieces are from the Zimmerli’s own collection, rich in holdings of American, European, Russian, and Soviet art.

Portraiture is the subject of another show at the Zimmerli. Artists’ Portraits: Putting a Face to the Name, running until April 6, shows the personal side of Soviet nonconformist artists who risked social, political, and economic consequences in their unyielding pursuit of artistic expression. More than 30 works are drawn from the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union.

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