Nobel Prize: meet the artist behind the illustrations of the winners
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You’ve probably noticed something similar in all Nobel Prize winners. The first glimpses of Nobel laureates with the prestigious prize come in the form of a portrait, not a photograph. Here’s all about Niklas Elmehed, the portrait painter who has been painting the winners since 2012.
Twitter explodes as Nobel Prize-winning authorities reveal artist behind portraits
The organization’s latest tweet caught everyone’s attention. “Discover the person behind the striking illustrations of the 2021 Nobel Prize winners: Niklas Elmehed,” the official handle tweeted. They also shared an image of Elmehed painting portraits of the new winners – Dmitry Muratov and Maria Ressa.
Several people loved the presentation format of the portraits. “I think the presentation of the winners is exceptional. People weren’t just attracted to it. I think the personality has been hit perfectly, ”one user tweeted. However, people also speculated on how he portrayed for short periods of time. Several people were concerned about confidentiality. “Are they locking him up in a bunker so he won’t tell anyone the names of the winners before they’re announced?” Asked a user. Meet Niklas Elmehed, the talented portrait painter
Niklas Elmehed painted portraits of the winners with a striking, clean line. In addition, the portraits contain streaks of gold leaf and the human dimension. Elmehed proposed a new style since the winners must be represented in a new light. Plus, the graphic representation puts them “in a cool and topical way”.
The organization chose this style because it is “unifying and welcoming”. Also, the art format works well regardless of the viewing format. However, this means that it has to work very quickly. “It’s like a sports race – a lot of training and preparation. It’s a very special feeling this week of announcement.
“It’s like being in the eye of the tornado.” “I know most of my paintings will reach millions of people within seconds of release. It’s very unique for a visual artist ”.
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