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Arts Everyday Living: A Lifetime of Self Portraits, from Flamenco Dancer to Middle Aged Master

  Self portraits have been a popular subject with artists including Spanish artist Ramon Casas (1866-1932). However, his Self Portrait as a Flamenco Dancer is unique, done when Casas was only 17, seeming proud and haughty in his form fitting costume.  Yet, 25 years later, how would you describe the now middle-aged Casas and his development from a teenager […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Inside the Center of Creativity–Self Portraits of Artists in their Studios

Artists have often produced at least one self-portrait during their careers.  However, in this case, the three painters highlighted have included their studios where they probably created their most important works of art, whether young French master of Romantic art Theodore Gericault (1791-1824), Sweden’s Carl Larsson (1853-1919) whose choice of family subjects often remind us […]

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Arts Everyday Living: Inside the Self Portrait–The Mirror to Immortality

Reposted blog.     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 mirror. He must have been […]

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

Reposted blog.   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 portrait of 1782 shown […]

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