Philosopher Portraits: Series I

I've made an effort to pair each philosopher with a like-minded artist, often from a similar time period. Philosophers were selected based on requests, hence the somewhat eclectic nature of the group. If you want to see more philosopher portraits, check out series II.

Each of the paintings in the series is an 11"x14" oil on canvas; prints and various other forms of each piece are available at my Society6 storefront. If you like them all, the Philosopher Portraits Calendar might be perfect for you.


Man with a Book Immanuel Kant. Paired with Pablo Picasso, since both were fixated on the nature of perception of the external world.

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"The self is a relation which relates itself to its own self..." Soren Kierkegaard. In the style of Roy Lichtenstein.

 

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Evening Star Gottlob Frege. Paired with Van Gogh's Starry Night, for Hesperus/Phosphorus reasons.

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Logical Space Ludwig Wittgenstein. Paired with Piet Mondrian, for their similar beliefs about the logic of space.

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Action Philosophy GEM Anscombe. Paired with Jackson Pollock, an American action painter.

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Propositional Structures Bertrand Russell. Rendered in an Art-Deco style.

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Logic and Computability Kurt Gödel. Rendered in the Art-Nouveau style, for its emphasis on recursion of forms.

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Desert Landscapes WVO Quine. Paired with Salvador Dali, based on a shared preference for desert landscapes.

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Formulaic, v.1 Ruth Barcan Marcus. In the style of Roy Lichtenstein.

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Formulaic, v.2 Ruth Barcan Marcus. In the style of Roy Lichtenstein.

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Let Many Flowers Bloom David Lewis. Based on Van Gogh's portrait of a Postman, on account of Lewis' tolerance of a plethora of views.

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