Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Making of "General Orders 100" - Phase 3

One of my biggest challenges was that although photographs exist of the men I wanted to paint, none of them were taken with the head angles or in the lighting that I wanted. - Mort Künstler

Here you can see most of the people have been painted. The focal point of the painting is Lincoln holding the Lieber Code. When comparing the photographs of the men to the actual painting, it is very easy to identify who is who.

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