Self-portrait

By Picasso - A self-portrait with green face

By Picasso – A self-portrait with green face

By Degas - Self-portrait

By Degas – Self-portrait

By Vigée Le Brun, Louise Élisabeth - The artist with diadem, seen by herself. 18th century

By Vigée Le Brun, Louise Élisabeth – The artist with diadem, seen by herself. 18th century

By Van Gogh - Studies of the artist seen by himself

By Van Gogh – Studies of the artist seen by himself

By Rembrandt - Self-portrait with long hair

By Rembrandt – Self-portrait with long hair

By Jacobs, Aletta Henriëtte - The author seated and seen by herself

By Jacobs, Aletta Henriëtte – The author seated and seen by herself

By Kokoschka - The artist with white shirt seen by himself

By Kokoschka – The artist with white shirt seen by himself

By Munch - Self-Portrait of the moustache with thirty-two years

By Munch – Self-Portrait of the moustache with thirty-two years

By Uffenbach, P. - The artist posing with a hat and a ruff

By Uffenbach, P. – The artist posing with a hat and a ruff

By Courbet - The artist with smiling pose

By Courbet – The artist with smiling pose

By Schiele - The artist gesticulates undressed. Seen by himself

By Schiele – The artist gesticulates undressed. Seen by himself

By Rehbenitz, T. - The artist posing with  bow tie

By Rehbenitz, T. – The artist posing with bow tie

By Corinth, Lovis - A self portrait holding a pen with the left hand

By Corinth, Lovis – A self portrait holding a pen with the left hand

By Hockney - Self-portrait in profile

By Hockney – Self-portrait in profile

By Larsson, C. - The artist seen by himself and with red tie, beside a and dedicatory for  his friends of Sundborn. Sweden

By Larsson, C. – The artist seen by himself and with red tie, beside a and dedicatory for his friends of Sundborn. Sweden

By Matisse - Self-portrait while is working

By Matisse – Self-portrait while is working

By Tàpies, Antoni - The artist pensive seen by himself

By Tàpies, Antoni – The artist pensive seen by himself

By Boccioni, Umberto - Self portrait

By Boccioni, Umberto – Self portrait

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7 responses to “Self-portrait

  1. Self Portraits are always riveting, aren’t they?
    The Munch looks particularly alarming!

    • Oh Francesca, it’s a happy news receive one of your suitable comments. You are so right, often the self-portrait is a psychological clash in front of the mirror. Having to tell about yourself, means to placed in a third person. About this kind of topic, is so important the iconography that the authors choose as important as the posture of themselves. Yes, the Munch one could be alarming. This artist was one of the most important relators when the goal was to depict the feeling of humans. His biographies tell about his emotional troubles: typical scandinavian reflection. His gaze is really a bit scattered.
      But an expert to handling the eye shapes, pupil and the whole face in general, in my opinión was the great Picasso.
      Thanks a lot for your kind comment. xo ❤

  2. I would love to have the skill to do a self portrait. I’m not very good at people and think it would be hard to capture my own essence, even if I was. Maybe one day I could do it 🙂

    • Don’t ever wonder why we can appear on a photograph like a different person. We really have different facets, and a few expressions that will repeat and that’s all. Usually oneself knows these but the difficult is to capture on a paper or a canvas.
      If you want to practise and send me your tries, I’ll be pleased to help you. See u soon, Livonne 😉

  3. Vicky Louise

    In art class when I was much much younger we studied self portraits of a few artists particularly this first one. Its always amazed me at how dark and moody people see themselves and put that into self portraits, my attempt at a self portrait made 14 year old me look 90 and rather moon like… I wonder what that says about how I saw myself then!?

    • Oh Vicky, so true. This drawing is a tribute by a giant as Titian, to another giant as Giorgione. That means these masters of the 15th century, they esteemed a good sketch much or more than a painting. We can see details through this study of the trees, but at the same time, without hide the directions of their lines and strokes. Thanks a million for your kind and wise comment! 😉

    • Sure, the self-portrait so many times is game, between the vision by yourself, the vision we want to show to the others, the mood of the moment, like you say, the possibility of disguise oneself, etc. But the times and the age contribute to bring some balanced vision, although this author liked to play as a child to with any age. Cheers and thanks again Vicky!

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