The painting Azure is based on the relationship between color and poetry. Color catches the eye and captures our interest with its ability to associate with personal memories and feelings. The muse of poetry in this painting may be looking into the past or the future in reverie, reminding us of the many timeless aspects of […]
The portrait of Brother Fernando reveals the character of a generous, compassionate and kind man. Fernando has done work for the city of LA, providing health services to the homeless and poor. He is also an avid runner who has a mischievous sense of humor and a sparkling smile.
The painting of Aria was inspired by an operatic solo and the dramatic presence of a beautiful young rising star in the theater. In this portrait she plays the role of a Parisienne socialite who is dressed in the exotic Orientalist 19th century fashion. She is worldly and elegant, looking out with a gaze of […]
The story of Lucretia is a historical legend that grew from Roman folklore about a Roman wife whose rape by an Entruscan king’s son played a vital role in the anti-monarchist rebellion that changed the Roman Kingdom into the Roman Republic. The story has appeared throughout history, beginning with Ovid and St Augustine, later to […]
Adrian Gottlieb’s vision for Morning Roses was two-fold. First, he sought to communicate the concept of the garden as a retreat — a place not only to bathe the senses, but also to provide a private sanctuary. To that end, the subject in Morning Roses is carefully posed. She both savors the fruits of her […]
The portrait of Niclas is a recent commission by Michael Huffington in 2015. Niclas is a Swedish filmmaker who is currently working in Los Angeles and New York. He directed video content for companies like the New York Times, The Line Hotel, and Native Son. He is a contributing writer on film for The Last Magazine, […]
The title, Flight, is meant to describe the freedom the painting inspires. Pure fantasy, Flight creates a dreamscape in which to indulge and delight one’s imagination. The viewer is transported to a psychological landscape, where lush textures and soft light are at play. One’s mind is set free to wander through this highly sensuous piece.
This painting is a play of contrasts with hard & soft textures and warm & cool sensations. Inspired by an Orientalist French painting from the 18th century where a girl lies upon a soft bed of furs, Gottlieb paints an exotic picture where warm sensuality is cooled by the surrounding marble walls. It is a […]