In her portraiture, LeMay often takes a few cues from religious iconography. Mister Rogers Portrait II incorporates the artist’s interpretation of a Byzantine-style halo, a gesture historically reserved for depictions of holy, sacred or saintly figures. Surrounding Rogers’ visage in a disk of light, she emphasizes her subject’s significance, both personal and highly public, drawing out his divinity. (A not-incidental aside: Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister.) As is also prevalent in religious iconography and common in LeMay’s oeuvre in general, symbolism is deployed in Mister Rogers Portrait II in order to access some of the more ethereal qualities of her subject’s enduring persona. Encircling his halo is a diverse array of dazzling flowers, perhaps indicative of the unconditional love he propagated for people from all walks of life. His yellow sweater recalls his sunny disposition, his polka dot tie a nod to his playful side, his rosy cheeks radiating earnest wonder and young-at-heart youthfulness ... Read more on the blog!
+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Signed + numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Directly supports the artist
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available
Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.
Museo Portfolio Rag
10"x8" | edition of 20
14"x11" | edition of 250
20"X16" | edition of 50
30"x24" | edition of 10