Tuesday, February 1, 2011

SELF-PORTRAITS



Gerhard Richter

Marlene Dumas




Elizabeth Peyton


































Chuck Close


Jenny Saville (born 1970)







Robert Hannaford
George Tooker

Andy Warhol



Giacometti
Basquait



Lucian Freud




Francis Bacon







Escher

Alice Neel (Neel didn't lack the courage to represent herself aging)

Edward Hopper

Malevich


Tamara de Lempicka


Picasso


Frida Kahlo

Emil Nolde (1867-1956)




Edvard Munch

Cezanne
Gauguin
Van Gogh (his many self portraits are well-known)




Egon Schiele

Courbet





Francisco de Goya

































Velasquez











Rembrandt painted ones of the most fascinating self-portraits in the history of art. See more of Rembrandt self-portraits here:  http://www.rembrandtpainting.net/complete_catalogue/start_self_portraits.htm


Vigee-Lebrun

Durer
Tintoretto


Van Eyck


Catherina van Hemessen


There are many other self portraits out there. Make your own research and pick up which ones you like or don't like, and find out what exactly you like or don't like at them. Prepare for your own self-portrait. As you can see there is a variety of styles and techniques, chromatics and compositons to try.

This is my own self-portrait, a combination of photography, pastel drawing and painting. This self-portrait was a compulsory theme for one of my exams at the Art School. The light is natural, and it comes from a terrace on the left side, no photoshoping was involved. The self-portrait had to represent me as a free and independent individual and as an artist.

3 comments:

Crina said...

Magda - ce blog splendid!
Multumesc pentru vizita prin ale mele - si inainte de toate - felicitari pentru autoportretul tau - sunt impresionata.

IsaacArt said...

Lovely post. I thoroughly enjoyed it. And I love your self-portrait. I'm a photographer who loves painting self-portraits. See what you think of mine: isaachernandez.com
Thanks!

Magda Vacariu said...

Thank you Isaac, I love your self-portraits, they are very expressive.

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