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 have a request for Series II (which I will begin whenever I next have time), feel free to email me (renee.bolinger[at]usc.edu). I am particularly interested in nominations for historic female philosophers.
So far, the philosophers in the queue for Series II are C.S. Peirce, William James, Iris Murdoch, Henry Sidgwick, Simone De Beauvoir, Friedrich Nietzsche, Thomas Bayes, Arthur Prior, Rudolph Carnap, Roderick Chisholm.
Each of the paintings in the series is an 11"x14" oil on canvas; prints of each piece are available. If you like them all, the PhilPortraits Calendar might be perfect for you.
EDIT: by popular demand, I've made several of these images available on a variety of home and office products here.
Ludwig Wittgenstein. Paired with Piet Mondrian, for their similar beliefs about the logic of space.
GEM Anscombe. Paired with Jackson Pollock, an American action painter.
Kant with a Book
Immanuel Kant. Paired with Pablo Picasso, since both were fixated on the nature of perception of the external world.
Bertrand Russell. Rendered in an Art-Deco style.
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.
WVO Quine. Paired with Salvador Dali, based on a shared preference for desert landscapes.
Gottlob Frege. Paired with Van Gogh's Starry Night, for obvious Hesperus/Phosphorus reasons.
Logic and Computability
Kurt Gödel. Rendered in the Art-Nouveau style, for its emphasis on recursion of forms.
The Virtues of Study
Philippa Foot. Paired with Toulouse Lautrec.