Art can have a complicated relationship with memory and our collective past. Sometimes, art is ephemeral, like performance art that doesn't exist in any particular space when it's not being acted out, or certain works of Swiss artist Jean Tinguely who created installations that were specifically built to self-destruct. This was art designed to preserved in memory; but another, more common kind of art, like the personalized portrait, has the purpose of preserving memory in art. Philippe Halsman described the mission of portraiture this way:

"A true portrait should, today and a hundred years from today, the Testimony of how this person looked and what kind of human being he was."

Both are valid ways to approach art, but it's the second kind of art that concerns us at Nobilified, and there's more than one way to deliver it.

Here at Nobilified, we're known for our whimsical take on art and greatness that lets everyday people insert their faces into classical images of knights, kings and heroes or into the glamorous iconography of pop culture; but it's not the only thing we do. Sometimes, you don't want a painting of yourself as Napoleon on the back of a rearing white charger. You simply want a quality piece of art that brings a moment or a memory to the canvas, a piece of art that will last for years.

There are plenty of occasions that can prompt us to seek out a special quality of painted portrait. They can commemorate turning points like weddings and graduations, for example, or the birth of a baby. They can simply capture a special memory: an image of a family picture on a summer's day, a group of friends hanging out together, a cherished loved one seen in a peaceful moment. Sometimes, these are ephemeral moments that are easiest to capture with a camera, and that you might then want to translate into a more solid and permanent format.

This is where Nobilified's photo to painting process comes in. It's simple: all you need to do is upload a photo of one to four people, specify the size and framing of the painting you want, and add any additional notes about the style of painting you need. Nobilified's talented artists will do the rest, producing a custom portrait to your specifications that can decorate your walls at home and preserve those treasured memories for years.

If you're interested in turning a photo into a painting, contact Nobilified today at and find out how we can create the personalized painted portrait that's ideal for you.

October 09, 2019 by Acquire Agency Collaborator