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  • Line Types In My Self Portrait
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    Sexton 1 I. Phenomenological Description and Interpretation All five of the archetypal shapes are in my self-portrait. First of all, the outside appearance is that of a square of rectangle. I feel that people who do not know me do not perceive any of the characteristics that the other shapes represent. Stability is the only characteristic represented by the shapes that people perceive of me. Inside my stable world is a circle in the middle of the bottom of the box. Within the circle is a triangl...
  • Diego's Affair With Frida's Sister Christina
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    The work of Frida Kahlo often labeled and defined as feminist art continues to describe and establish what feminist art is. Wife of the well known and highly regarded Diego Rivera, Frida struggled to become an artist in her own right. Her extremely passionate love for and devotion to her husband manifested itself in an unusual manner in their already unconventional and unique marriage. However it is partly this obsession with Diego that helped motivate her own success as a feminist artist. Her p...
  • Van Gogh And Rembrandt's Self Portraits
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    Each artist is an individual with a unique style, and although these styles can be similar in practice - the individuality of the artist often proves the discriminating factor for a successful artwork. Self-portraits are beneficial when looking at the individuality of the artist as there are two aspects to look at - the artist's style, and the artist's view of him / herself. The latter can provide a brief insight into the mental situation of the artist as well as any apparent influencing factors...
  • Studied Self Portraits
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    Since the fifteenth century and the advent of the mirror artists have modeled for themselves in their own works of art. Whether it is an in-depth exploration of the artist's own psyche or simply because as a model, the artist is clearly the cheapest and most available. Whatever the reason, nearly every artist, in every medium from painters to sculptors have attempted this exploration of self. With this research, I'd like to explore the 3 different artists and their self-portraits in an attempt t...
  • Warhol's Self Portrait With A Skull
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    Throughout history man has created artistic representations of himself, to capture our identity, present them as to be understood and to further understand ourselves. Still continuing today is the materialization and representation of our identity. It is justifiably true that images in a self-portrait generally communicate to the viewer information about the identity, character and interests of the artist. By the comparison of a self-portrait by Joy Hester and another by Andy Warhol this stateme...
  • Fictional Self Portrait Of The Person
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    - 2 - Lowry's story focuses on the two main characters - Rosie and Asher - who run away together causing considerable alarm to their respective parents and resulting in their being listed by the police as "missing persons". Their return is ironically precipitated by their own involvement in the search for another "missing person" - the young girl Angel who is discovered in their tent. Lowry deftly manages the course of this narrative employing the postmodern technique of multiple narration that ...

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