This film focuses on Marlene Dumas' Great Men series, a group of portraits made in response to Russia’s anti-gay legislation. Heavily influenced by gay artists and writers throughout her career Dumas talks about capturing the essence and personality of each subject through a process of drafting and re-drawing. She hopes this iteration of the series, although conservative in its presentation, pulls the audience into each individual portrait’s story.
Marlene Dumas: Great Men portrait series
In this film, Marlene Dumas talks about her Great Men series, a group of portraits made in response to Russia’s anti-gay legislation