Contemporary Figurative art > Rose Frantzen’s figurative, representational, conceptual, and allegorical works show in museums and galleries, including her own Old City Hall Gallery in Maquoketa, Iowa.
Figurative Art Portraits
“Portrait of Maquoketa,” a collection of 180 portraits of her townspeople, was exhibited at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. In 2013, she transformed the project into a suspended installation that is now included in the Figge Art Museum’s permanent collection.
One of her exhibitions, “In the Face of Illusion,” featured a 4×64 foot wall of contiguous portraits and figures integrated and in dialogue with optical illusions. Frantzen is a frequent demonstrator, panelist, and guest lecturer.
The following artworks are featured on Frantzen’s Instagram page (@rosefrantzen).
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Detail of “Fake Nudes – How to Trompe Le Média” 2017, oil on linen and panels, 48×24” This is not actual tape. It is trompe l’oeil. #rosefrantzen #oilpainting #contemporaryart #contemporaryrealism #contemporarypainting #figurativeart #portraitpainting #paintingfromlife #trompeloeil #trompelœil #art #painting #iowaartist
This article was originally published in 2019 in a spotlight featuring Frantzen, who has been on the faculty of the Figurative Art Convention & Expo.
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