Self-portraits 11

Sef-portraits: Gustave Caillebotte, Mary Cassatt, Henri Fantin-Latour, Simon Bening, Berthe Morisot, Gilbert Stuart, Alice Pike Barney, Edvard Munch

More historic “selfies” in paint and chalk .

(images above: Gustave Caillebotte, Mary Cassatt, Henri Fantin-Latour, Simon Bening, Berthe Morisot, Gilbert Stuart, Alice Pike Barney, Edvard Munch)

 
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5 Replies to “Self-portraits 11”

  1. Thanks, Bill. Part of the fun of calling them “selfies” is that it was my annoyance with the use of the term that prompted the series in the first place. It’s not a term I would use in normal conversation. (I still refuse to use the word party as a verb.) Not that I’m averse to additions to the language, but I prefer that new words add value of some kind.

  2. Thank you for sharing these. What I love about many self portraits is that we get the expression of the painter while in the act of painting. The painter is in deep concentration; though he is painting himself, he has to be outside of himself; he is un-selfconscous. In contrast, a person taking a “selfie” is putting forward an image. Self portraits capture more of the true person.

    One of my favorite self portraits is this one of Rembrandt. http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/rembrandt/self/rembrandt.1661.jpg

  3. I believe that I might have a watercolor of a German church by Edvard Munch. It is very well done and it is initialed twice in the lower right hand corner, why, I don’t know? The title is: Kirche zu Delve. Any information on where I can go to get it appraised and authenticated would be appreciated. I was purchased from a small town in Illinois. Thanks!

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