You may not have heard of French artist Paul Claude-Michel Carpentier (1787-1877), but he has immortalized himself plus his wife and daughter for posterity.
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I could find little on Polish artist Aniela Poraj-Biernacka (1858-1919). She did study in Paris and Madrid.
For the Art Circle group, a preview of one of the artists we’ll be discussing on Tuesday. Originally published on 2/19/2015. BEFORE THE SELFIE A GALLERY OF SELF PORTRAITS 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 […]
Would you consider Vincent van Gogh’s pair of shoes which he painted in 1887, a self-portrait? Do they reveal Vincent’s personality? His character?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]