Sunday, March 07, 2010

The art of a portrait

Gustave Courbet’s self-portrait “The Desperate Man” is one of my most favorite artist self-portraits. This kind of self-portrait is today known as psychological portrait. However back in 1844-45 when Courbet painted it there was no tradition of such kind preceding it! [from here]

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The events of Feb. 17, 2010, that made this blogger have the expression as shown above:


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