Saturday, April 24, 2021

Portraiture

 Today we start with this self portrait. Paraskeva Clark painted Myself in 1933.


Here we have two paintings by the same artist, Lilias Torrance Newton. Portrait Of Frances Loring is from 1942, while her Self Portrait was done in 1929.


Two works of art, linked together, are exhibited together. Gordon Davies painted the artist Elizabeth Wyn Ward in 1936 in a painting titled Gesture And Elizabeth.


Ward has her sculpture present in the painting, and it is beside the painting as well. This is Gesture.


Here we have two abstract works by the same artist, Bertram Brooker. Both date to 1929. This is Ascending Forms and Evolution.

34 comments:

  1. I like all of these. Have a good weekend.

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  2. Beautiful portraits. Happy weekend.

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  3. The two last once must have been created after a bottle of wine !! It's not easy to do a self portrait I learned that in art school !

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  4. I looked online for photos of the two artists who did the self portraits. Lets just say that they made rather flattering likenesses of themselves.

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  5. @Iris: it's a good one.

    @Linda: thank you.

    @Nancy: thanks.

    @Gattina: I couldn't do it.

    @John: that happens.

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  6. ...classic genre of painting.

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  7. Gesture is a wonderful sculpture, but I like the last two paintings too.

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  8. I love beautiful portraits like these.

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  9. Such talented artists, beautiful work.

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  10. You will have to put all these images together in a coffee table book, William.

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    1. I dunno, David, I think that might violate copyright laws!

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  11. I've always admired people who could do portraits!

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  12. @Tom: definitely.

    @Jan: as do I.

    @Karl: me too.

    @Laurie: indeed.

    @David: that's an idea!

    @Jennifer: same here.

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  13. I was not familiar with their work...

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  14. The first and third portraits are fantastic.

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  15. The 1st portrait, the Gesture and Elizabeth are great works of art!

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  16. These are quite lovely paintings. I like portraits but not quite so fond of the abstracts.

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  17. I quite like the portraits in this post, William!

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  18. @Catarina: some are less known than others.

    @Gemel: I agree.

    @Magiceye: indeed.

    @Jeanie: these abstracts I liked.

    @RedPat: thanks!

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  19. Interesting portraits. I really like the sculpture.

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  20. I love Ms. Clark's portrait and I love those two by Brooker.

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  21. "Gesture and Elizabeth" is my favorite.

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  22. Wonderful works and my favorite is the one titled Myself, the expression really speaks volumes!

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  23. @Red: I do too.

    @Sharon: me too.

    @Revrunner: it's quite a painting.

    @21 wits: yes it does.

    @Bill: that they are.

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  24. Good lesson in 20th century North American Art!

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  25. I'm liking these realistic portraits.

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  26. love the name Elizabeth. lol!! happy weekend. rainy here. hope u r well. ( ;

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  27. I would love to see big art musuem.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  28. It's good to see the art work that was used in the painting displayed along side of it:)

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  29. I love those portraits, also abstract ones

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