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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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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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