Monday, September 19, 2011

Portraits to get me going

 Richard at age five, Alice Neel

Reading about the Dublin Contemporary 2011 Exhibition in Dublin I came across this image by Alice Neel: "Richard at age five". It is on show at the Douglas Hide Gallery  and I truly hope I get to see it "in the flesh" so to speak.

I love its simplicity, the image draws me in.
As paintings go, and sculpture actually, I am drawn to portraits, yet I've never (?) tried to paint one. 
Who knows, the new studio-to-be and the images below might just change all that?
Other artist that I love are, among many others...
The lather two are Dutch... there is hope for me yet? :-)

Woman in Black Hat, Kees van Dongen

Self Portrait, Charlie Toorop

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