Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Self Portrait (detail)

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Self-portraits not only documents of his appearance over the four decades of his career as a painter; they also indicate a continued self-concern surprising in an artist of classic tendency. In this portrait with the intense right eye, the prominent brow, the beard and mouth sunk into the body with hunched shoulders. This angular form, opposed to the massive roundness of the head and of the shoulder thrust towards us. The duality of round and straight forms appears at first as a contrast of the living and the geometric, but we discover soon that the zigzag of the ornament and the lapel are not altogether distinct from the face; their diagonal angular form recurs, though less rigidly, in the nose and beard and eyebrows.

Keywords

Paris, France, Style: French Post-Impressionist, School: Post-Impressionist, Movement: Post-Impressionism, French, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: French Post-Impressionist; School: Post-Impressionist; Movement: Post-Impressionism; French; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Paris, France

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-PFF0579

Self Portrait (detail)

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