He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
- Sonia Delaunay
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
 

 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

"Selfies" #3

Posted by Charley Parker at 4:33 pm

Selfies: Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin, Arnold Bocklin, M.C. Escher, Alice Pike Barney, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Kathe Kollwitz, Norman Rockwell, Gerrit Dou
OK, I know that the original joking premise of these posts has worn a little thin, but the self-portraits are as strong as ever.

(Images above, w/links to my posts: Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin, Arnold Böcklin, M.C. Escher, Alice Pike Barney, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Käthe Kollwitz, Norman Rockwell, Gerrit Dou)

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  1. Comment by Angel
    Thursday, November 28, 2013 @ 10:11 pm

    Wow, Ms Kollwitz’s drawing is simply AMAZING.

  2. Comment by cparker
    Thursday, November 28, 2013 @ 10:46 pm

    Yes. Many of her drawings and etchings are.

  3. Comment by David J Teter
    Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 12:54 am

    Yes they are strong as ever. Fascinating too is how each is unique to each artists own art. I know that may sound obvious but they are not mere mirrored academic portraits (busts) of themselves.

    The use of props, some are not just busts, Rockwell shows himself 3 times and seems to suggest a controlled chaotic setting (maybe reflective of his demanding illustration deadlines?), Eschers’ is his reflection into a prop, Bocklin’s use of a skeleton… all indicative of their work.

  4. Comment by Bill Carman
    Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 10:50 am

    Stop saying selfies.
    Really, these are great posts.

  5. Comment by Angel
    Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 6:24 pm

    That’s true, David J Teter, about the self portraits often reflecting the author’s agenda. Funny to think how from the 1500s to the 20th century they often tried to build their self esteem by donning clothes and props that elevated them in the eye of the beholder from manual workers to respectable members of the bourgeoisie and beyond…

    …and then Rockwell takes the opposite route, trying so hard to deflate any hint of pretention in his own picture…

    By the way, I had never noticed that little piece of drama around the glass of coke (will it slide down to the floor? Will he catch it before it does?) on top of the book. Lovely.

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