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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In The Artist at Work, George Copeland Ault (1891-1948) reveals to us the studio where he painted his original works, with a clarity of color and light as well as precision of detail. What do you think of where the artist has placed himself in this unique self portrait? Are other objects more prominent?
Austrian artist Johann Baptist Reiter (1813-1890) was a versatile painter, whether capturing the luxuriant beauty of geraniums to the curiosity of a young boy in the act of reading to his own compelling self-portrait.
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 […]
Reposted blog. A SELF-PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN “Considered as a painter of individuality in the human form and mind, I think Reynolds the prince of portrait painters.”* John Ruskin, art critic *Quote of John Ruskin about Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) is from Great Artists: Annotated Guides, Robert Cumming, […]
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 […]
German artist Marie Ellenrieder (1791-1863) was an esteemed painter, known for her religious paintings. However, in these self-portraits, she decided to provide two different but unique perspectives of her character.
Reposted blog. 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 it hard to penetrate […]
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 […]
Reposting of blog on artist Goya who worked in the late 18th century and the early 19th century. 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 […]