Portrait of Madeleine Castaing, by Chaim Soutine. Metropolitan Museum of Art This painting by Chaim Soutine is regarded as one of the greatest portrait paintings of the early 20th century. If you were to say what was one of the greatest contemporary portraits of the 21st century, what painting would you choose, and why? Madeleine Castaing was an internationally renowned French interior designer, and a friend of Soutine. This is a portrait of Madeleine Castaing when she was young. …and this is a portrait of Madeleine Castaing when she was older. Does seeing these photographs change the way you see the painting? Portrait Awards We will announce the results of the Seattle Artist League Portrait Awards in the next V. Note! 1st Prize: $1,000 cash2nd Prize: $500 SAL Gift Certificate3rd Prize: $300 SAL Gift CertificateHonorable Mentions: $100 SAL Gift Certificates Did you see the 30SAL awards we posted Saturday?