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The Mask, La Mascara, Frida Kahlo.

          Frida Kahlo, Mexico, 1907-1954.     From the page: “Many of Frida’s self-portraits suggest that the face shown in the painting is in fact just a mask behind which her true feelings are hidden. In … Continue reading

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Gilberte Dumont. Self As An Iconic Mask .

          Gilberte Dumont 1910-89,Belgium.       The shock of modernity (the sweater, hairstyle, make-up) and her classical, meticulous style fascinates me. The artist used the Flemish masters’ presentation and technique. The background landscape depicts her … Continue reading

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Jacqueline Devreux / – peintre belge – belgium painter – belgische schilder –

http://www.lagalerie.be/devreux/index%202002%202003.htm Jaqueline Devreux, Belgium, lives in Brussels. She is a portraitist, yes, but I’d say she describes more fugitive moments than the essence of a person. She is exposing in Brussels (Sablon, Pierre Hallet) till April 3. Unfocused portraits of … Continue reading

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perses deviantART gallery

http://perse.deviantart.com/gallery?offset=48 A fading image of a lost dream. Elegant. Found via Frannyy; thank you. PerSe, rivers-arms, 2008-2011 on DeviantART

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Hélène Daumain | Art du Temps_Galerie

http://www.artdutemps-drome.com/HELENE_DAUMAIN/Imagine/helenedaumain.html Helene Daumain (Lyon,France,1962) is a portraitist who seems able to reach the fragility of people, their inner little music. One gets touched by the expressivity of their eyes.         Homme à la chemise rose. No date.

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http://img213.imageshack.us/i/dixotto18911969margakum.png/ Otto Dix, Germany 1891-1969,’Marga Kummer’. I am impressed by this portrait; it looks so simple, yet so compellingly expressive. From the page:” Dix drew the catlike features of this willful-looking young woman using the precise lines that herald his … Continue reading

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Segmentation and Symptom – Interactive Art by Golan Levin and Collaborators

http://www.flong.com/projects/zoo/ Golan Levin, ‘Segmentation and Symptom’, 2000. It is the portrait of refugees, and the author used ” the delicate filigree of the Voronoi diagram” to express the “fragile condition (of the subject)”. It is a very symbolic expression, but … Continue reading

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Robert Weingarten

http://robertweingarten.com/ Here are two portraitists, and the first one portrayed the second one. It seems to me that the photographer thinks like a painter ( adding and substracting this and that), whereas the painter acts like contemporary photographers (the pixellisation)! … Continue reading

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-Kenichi Hoshine-

http://www.kenichihoshine.com/ Kenishi Hoshine. Untitled. I like the wax work here, it gives mystery to the portrait.

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Flowers Galleries: Artists – Claerwen James

http://www.flowersgalleries.com/artists/118-artists/3797-claerwen-james/ Claerwen James (London 1970,lives in Cambridge). ‘Barefoot girl in yellow’, 2006. Her serie of frontal portraits shows very distrustful children, sad or defiant. One perceives intensity and strength in the feelings exposed, but also vulnerability (see here the naked … Continue reading

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http://www.claudinecolin.com/getfile.php?id=476&file=hans_memling_portrait_d_un%20homme_lisant_web.jpg&doc=libre This wonderful blue was painted with lapis-lazuli, one of the most expensive pigments at Jan Van Eyck’s time (1430,’L’homme au chaperon bleu’, also called ‘Man with a Ring’; he is supposed to be Jean IV of Brabant with a … Continue reading

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http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/durer/portraits/father.jpg Drer’s father at seventy, my all-time favourite portrait. See the lighted face;it is the focus of the painting (the rest is sketched); the well-known crossed eyes’ trick makes you feel the character is looking at you when you are … Continue reading

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Photos by Rakesh Syal – photo.net

http://photo.net/photodb/member-photos?user_id=2136126 All the thirthy or so photographs of this character look striking and different; beyond the skill of Rakesh Syal (India), with his clever use of light’s intensity and contrast, one can also admire the actor talent of his bearded … Continue reading

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Gideon Rubin|

http://www.gideonrubin.com/gidi2.htm Not unlike some of Syunsaku Hishikari’s collages (see two posts below), Gideon Rubin paints a gallery of faceless children, as if time had rubbed out precise memories. It seems an easy way out for the artist, but the muted … Continue reading

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Etceteras reviews – StumbleUpon

http://etcetera.stumbleupon.com/ Odilon Redon, ‘The Cactus Man'(1881). I know someone who has more than 2000 cacti in his greenhouse (he started on his windows-sills – every single one of them!). I think this painting would be the perfect gift. If it … Continue reading

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IMG_4224 | Flickr – Photo Sharing!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/42028058@N00/445860847/ I rather like this portrait of a woman found on beertje ‘s pages , particularly the treatment of the hair: a flavour of the lively thirties in an otherwise demure face. Beertje is a painter; is this one of … Continue reading

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