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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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Elisabeth-Louise-Vigee-Lebrun, Self Portrait with a Straw Hat

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

    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 […]

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