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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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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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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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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 glamorous self […]

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