Is There an Actual Painted Portrait of Dorian Gray?


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Ivan Albright, an American artist, painted an actual portrait of Dorian Gray for the 1945 movie adaptation of the famous novel by Oscar Wilde. The movie, which was directed by Alber Lewin, and the novel are both called "The Picture of Dorian Gray."

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Even though the movie was shot in black and white, Ivan Albright painted Dorian Gray's portrait in color. Renowned for his detailed paintings of decayed and corrupted human flesh, Ivan Albright was the ideal choice of artist for the movie adaptation's portrait. The painting shows a very decayed and horrific Dorian Gray in dark and gruesome tones.

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