Friday, 22 April 2016

S is for Self Portrait

Today's A to Z brings us S, and a selection of self portraits, another subject that has been widely tackled by artists throughout the ages. This first is Zahari Zograf, a leading Bulgarian painter of the nineteenth century.
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The second is a famous portrait of van Gogh, painted after his notorious self injury bought on by a psychotic episode.
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Thirdly I found this intriguing portrait of an Finnish artist called Maria Wilk (Finnish Wikipedia there she has no article on the British one). 
I just loved her rather suspicious expression.
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This final one is of Amedeo Modigliani, an Italian painter who had a distinctive style of elongated faces. He was little recognised during his lifetime, sadly died young and only achieved popularity afterwards.
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2 comments:

  1. Enjoying your artwork posts - found you late in this challenge but hey, better late than never! Got you on my Feedly now.

    www.thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com (No. 106 on the AtoZ list)

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  2. Thanks for sharing the art! What a fun theme for the challenge. I feel like I've missed some very interesting posts!

    @IsaLeeWolf
    A Bit to Read

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