Tuesday, July 24, 2007

self portrait painting

Many famous artists have painted self portrait paintings..

Forms of expression of how they see themselves and how they may think the world sees them...

I never thought I would do a self portrait. But I think I have without realising it.

About a year ago now I did a painting of a woman's face in about 3 hours and gave it to a friend of mine. I didn't think much of it, but after visiting my friend's house several times and looking at it, I actually think it's a self portrait I did without realising...

I don't have a picture of it but over the next few days I will be visiting my friend again, so I will take a picture of it and put it up here...

In the meantime, here are some examples of self portraits that some famous artists are done. You will find it interesting how they are all so different. One artist may do several self portraits and all will have a different look and feel, depending on how they feel about themselves and how they view the world at the time..



Van Gogh


Frida Kahlo

This woman suffered lots of personal emotional trauma. She suffered very severe injuries in a bus accident which left her unable to have children. Her self portraits have a lot of depth and some are really quite shocking...

I would have put some of her more shocking self portraits here, but some of you may find them offensive....

For those who are interested, please go to this site to have a look



One of my favourite artists. I love his work in cubism. Very interesting to see how he represented himself in different self portraits.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

sasha my dear, nak tanya skit, abt ur painting, did u use oil paint color ,acrylic or pastel ? I like the theme of ur paintnig, u just need to work on the contrast, well practise makes perfect kan kan...