Albrecht Dürer, "Self-Portrait with Gloves", 1498.
Jan Gossaert painted in 1515. Possibly a self-portrait.
Maurice Quentin-Latour, last self-portrait, around 1780.
Quentin de la Tour, in addition to his immense talent, was also a humanist, friend of encyclopaedists. He sought to promote philanthropic projects. Having enriched himself, his portraits sold very expensively, in 1784, he retired to his native town of Saint-Quentin. He founded a free drawing school there, financed a foundation for women in childbirth and another for old disabled craftsmen. At the end of his life, his character changed and he lost his mind. He died on February 17, 1788.
Claude Monet 1884
Paul Cezanne, self-portrait, 1882
Vincent Van Gogh, "Self-Portrait", 1889.
Egon Schiele, "Self-portrait with lantern and fruit", 1912. Very tortured but magnificent. A protege of Gustav Klimt, Schiele is a major figurative painter of the early 20th century.
Emil Nolde, "Self-portrait" of 1917 of this lover of nature and his roots, he took the name of his native village as his pseudonym.
Giovanni Giacometti, "Self-portrait", 1925. Giovanni Giacometti was born on March 7, 1868, in Switzerland, in Stampa. After studying at the School of Decorative Arts in Munich, he moved to Paris to study at the Académie Julian.
Painter with flamboyant colors, close to Fauvism, he gave his three sons a passion for Art.
The eldest, Alberto, born in 1901 will begin his career as a painter by declining the same richness of colors. He will become one of the most important sculptors in the history of art.
Diego, born in 1902, will move towards the decorative arts, in particular by creating immediately recognizable bronze furniture (Picasso Museum in Paris, Maeght Foundation, Kronenhalle restaurant in Zurich, etc.)
In 1902 his daughter, Ottilla, died giving birth to Silvio in 1937.
Bruno, born in 1907, will be an appreciated and recognized architect. I remember him and his vitality, he bowed out in 2012 at the age of 104!
Fascinated by the evolution of modern art and confident in the new generation embodied by his son, Giovanni Giacometti wrote on February 18, 1933 to his friend the collector Henri-Auguste Widmer, owner of this Self-portrait: "I understand your remarks very well. on these new manifestations of sculpture. In my opinion, one can express by means of the pure form impressions and sensations which up to now were not within one's possibilities. The sculpture wants to be a creation of living forms existing by oneself and not a rough imitation of nature… Art has always evolved and it is indeed the youth who must set off on new paths. Those who follow do not go forward, said Leonardo.
Egyptian inspiration is often evoked for Giacometti's emblematic sculpture, "The Walking Man". But isn't it even more blatant in this "Seated Self-Portrait" from 1934, which evokes "The Sitting Scribe" shirtless, full face, paper in hand?
Tsugouharu Foujita in 1928, "Self-portrait with a cat".
A lover of cats, he painted and drew them throughout his life.
Arriving in France in 1913, he quickly became one of the earthy characters who made Montparnasse a world-famous arts district.
He adopted the first name Leonardo in 1959 in honor of Blessed Leonardo Kimura, a martyr in Japan, but also in homage to Leonardo da Vinci.
Self-portrait in a Bugatti" by Tamara de Lempicka, 1929.
All the humor of Norman Rockwell with this self-portrait, or rather this "Triple self-portrait", 1960. But who recognizes the four other portraits present in the canvas?
Diego Rivera 1941
Diego Rivera 1954
Giorgio de Chirico "Self Portrait", 1954
Chirico is best known for his metaphysical paintings, made between 1909 and 1919. These melancholic renderings of dimly lit city squares with long shadows and empty walkways, steeped in surrealism, they influenced André Breton, Salvador Dalí or René Magritte .
When de Chirico abandons the metaphysical style, he returns to traditional painting, as with this earthy self-portrait. The surrealists then publicly criticized this anti-modern development, Chirico then broke with the surrealist group.
Pablo Picasso "Self-Portrait" in a sketchbook from 1966.
In 1958, Picasso bought the Château de Vauvenargues, a 14th century building near Aix-en-Provence, at the foot of the Sainte-Victoire mountain.
The Mediterranean in the south of France remains for Picasso a place of life but also a place of incredible artistic production. It is there that he leans on ancestral creative techniques such as ceramics and that he returns to the sources of the history of art by reinventing certain iconographic myths. The Mediterranean reminds him of his native Spain, between sunbathing and bullfights.
Picasso was 90 years old when he painted this last self-portrait, shortly before his death on April 8, 1973. In this look, I suspect a panic fear of death, but also a naivety, even an amusement of life. Hats off to the artist.
Probably my favorite Bacon self-portrait, 1969.
Andy Warhol, communication genius with this large "Self-portrait" from 1966, (171 x 171 cm)
The book La Saga Maeght by Yoyo Maeght, with dedication. Link here