Thursday, July 12, 2007

Post over at Art and Perception

I have a post over at Art and Perception on self portraits. It will be interesting to see the resulting discussion...


Otto Dix: "By reproducing the external form, one captures the inner gestalt". "Self-portraits are confessions of an inner state, they always come as a surprise to me. I look at them and think, why, that's not what you look like at all. There is no objectivity there; only ceaseless transformation; a human being has so many facets. The self-portrait is the best means of studying them"

Francis Bacon: "I had no idea what to do next, so I thought, 'why not paint myself?"

Susan Sontag: "The self is a project, something to be built"

4 comments:

jafabrit said...

enjoyed your post over there :)

Tree said...

do you think a blog is a self portrait?

Sunil said...

Thanks, Corrine.

Sunil said...

A blog can be a self portrait depending upon the extent of details of the self that the blogger will divulge, I think your blog is a great example of a self portrait. I am not so sure about some fo the other blogs that I run into...