Tuesday, April 29, 2008

In Celebration of Self Portraits




















A few favorites: Anne Harris, Edvard Munch, Paula Modersohn Becker, Max Beckmann, Kiki Smith, Chuck Close, Frida Kahlo, Francis Bacon, Paula Rego, Vincent Van Gogh.
Also, check out this wonderful You Tube video!

5 comments:

artslice said...

The first one by Anne Harris is so real! It brings back memories of feeling like I would just have to live like that 'forever'... thinking the baby would never come. Funny how a painting can evoke such a personal, viseral (spelling?!) response.

Nice collection!

Martha Miller said...

Brenda, I saw an entire room filled with Harris's pregnant self-portraits and it actually made me feel dizzy - I had to sit down! They are very powerful to see in person.

Martha Miller said...

Oh - that Anne Harris exhibit was at the Bowdoin college art museum in Brunswick, Maine about 4 years ago.

artslice said...

She is unforgettable! Wish I could've seen them in person. I wonder if she has a website... I'll have to google her.

Martha Miller said...

Hi Brenda

Here is a link to more images of Harris' work:

http://www.artnet.com/artist/7848/anne-harris.html

She has a book of portraits called Without Likeness - you can google that!