Julia Morrisroe is a painter and associate professor at University of Florida. Looking at Painting began as a way to share my commitment to look and occasionally write about a wide variety of painting, contemporary and historical. In particular I'm looking at this as public commonplace book, a long term project to explore what I mean when I say 'thats a painting'.
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John Adams, a contentious, yet outstanding member of our founding fathers was painted by John Trumbull. Trumbull also painted George Washington but that painting captures less of the person and more of the trappings of myth. This Adams portrait, like Stuarts painting of Washington, cuts to the core and helps us to see the man