Though nominally inspired by Joe Brainerd's I Remember and its French analogue, Georges Perec's Je me souviens, Autoportrait has none of the delicate wistfulness of its forebears, and presents a vision of the self as a bare cumulus of statements ranging from prosaic to heartbreaking.
Autoportrait is an essay in Montaigne's sense of a sally or attempt without a foregone conclusion.
9) In the literary self-portrait Autoportrait
(a l'etranger) Toussaint makes a similar move.
The enhanced AutoPortrait
is part of a series of recent online vehicle viewing initiatives by AIC.
The same is true of the fascination of Keller for an autoportrait by Gauguin contemplated in a museum to the point that he must give in to the temptation to scrape its surface with a fingernail, detaching a sliver of yellow paint that he will then contemplate under his nail.
The autoportrait, the portrait in the mirror, is the only chance the painter has, both to see himself and to construct himself.
Ceci n'est pas un autoportrait
," as Magritte might have put it, but then what is it?
In addition to the formal play on posture and gesture, Felten-Massinger exploit the possibilities of color, not only through more patent subversion of the Cibachrome--in Autoportrait
double, Caravana Obscura I/I, 1997, for example, the underexposure of the image creates a slightly red-tinged tonality--but also through the use of makeup and costume.
Un plaisir pour les yeux avec des autoportraits
realises en France.
info] Portraits and autoportraits
[paintings, photographs]--Until November 20
by Pavlina Chakarova [photography], part of Month of Photography 2011 - Until July 18
A group of eight images titled DaimlerstraBe 38, these autoportraits
were instigated in 2001 by Danish artist Tue Greenfort while he was still a student of Thomas Bayrle at the Stadelschule in Frankfurt.