Tag Archive: self portraits in art

Jun 05

Arts Everyday Living: The Soul of Creativity—Through an Artist’s Eyes

Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it.     THE SOUL OF CREATIVITY THROUGH AN ARTIST’S EYES     Creativity is discontent translated into art. Eric Hoffer*   ____________________ ____________________ Eric Hoffer was a twentieth century American philosopher and writer. In the U.S. public domain.

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Mar 09

Arts Everyday Living: Child Artists This Week—Self-Portraits, from Boy to Man

Click on the paintings to enlarge or enhance them.       CHILD ARTISTS THIS WEEK SELF PORTRAITS, FROM BOY TO MAN     Intelligent, cultured, and handsome, Frederick Leighton was also considered a beacon of London society, moving in the highest social circles. But while his generous nature was remarked upon by all he met, many found …

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May 27

Arts Everyday Living: The Artist’s Way–Goya, The Multiple Faces of Genius

Click on the works of art to enlarge or enhance them.     THE ARTIST’S WAY: INSIDE THE CREATIVE MIND THE MANY FACES OF GOYA Basically artists are alone.  Yes, they do have teachers and mentors during their careers to stimulate and guide them, but they are destined to actualize their visions solo in what can be …

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Apr 24

Arts Everyday Living: The Art of the Impossible Dream–Return of Don Quixote

Click on the painting to enlarge or enhance it.       THE ART OF THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM THE RETURN OF DON QUIXOTE  ____________________   ____________________ Does each one of us have a dream impossible to attain? Like Don Quixote, pursuing that hopeless cause never to be fulfilled? Jacek Malczewski (1854-1929), considered one of Poland’s greatest artists and …

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Feb 19

Arts Everyday Living: Self-Portrait of a Young Wife–A Memory of Russia Long Ago

Click on the works of art to enlarge or enhance them.        BEFORE THE SELFIE A GALLERY OF SELF PORTRAITS THIS WEEK, PART III   Zinaida Serebriakova (1884-1967) was destined to be an artist, for creativity dominated her Russian family’s DNA, producing her sculptor father,  architect grandfather and brother, two painter uncles, as well as …

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Feb 17

Arts Everyday Living: Portrait of a Doomed Artist—Klimt’s Style, Van Gogh’s Fate

Click on the painting to enlarge or enhance it.      BEFORE THE SELFIE: A GALLERY OF SELF PORTRAITS, PART II   Vsevolod Maksymovych, in the remarkable self-portrait below, was only 21 when he committed suicide in 1914, after the unsuccessful showing of his one man exhibition.* HIs work is generally compared to Art Nouveau innovator Aubrey …

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Nov 23

Arts Everyday Living: Inside the Self Portrait, IV–Edward Hopper at the Movies

Please click on the work of art to enlarge it.   American artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967) was an avid movie fan and, like many of his fellow countrymen during the Depression, escaped from reality through the celluloid fantasies of Hollywood.  In New York Movie of 1939, he reconstructs that experience, utilizing “bits from all of “* …

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Nov 22

Arts Everyday Living: Inside the Self Portrait, III—The Mirror to Immortality

Click on the photograph to ENLARGE it.     You can see me taking a picture of myself!                                                            Henri Evenepoel, Letter to his father   Belgian Henri Evenepoel was only 26 in 1898 when he took this hypnotic photo of himself in Paris–with an early Kodak hand-held  camera in front of a three way …

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Nov 20

Arts Everyday Living: Inside the Self Portrait, II—A Royal Friendship

Click on the self-portrait to enlarge it.   An affectation which artists, art-lovers and persons of taste have been united in condemning, and which finds no precedent among the Ancients, is that in SMILING Madame Vigee-Le Brun shows her teeth.* Memoires Secrets, 1787, court scandal sheet ____________________ ____________________   Although French artist Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Le Brun’s …

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Nov 18

Arts Everyday Living: Inside the Self Portrait—A Visual Time Capsule

Click on the work of art to enlarge it.   Today we’ll be concluding our 4 part workshop series, Creative Art Journeys, with Artists‘ Self–Portraits: True Self, New Self (see; October 21 blog for more information on these programs).  We’ll not only be exploring a variety of artists’ self-portraits, from Rembrandt to Van Gogh to …

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