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, […]
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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 […]
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.
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?