Arts, Culture and Philosophy of Life

A LIST OF NOTES

"The list doesn't destroy culture, it creates it. Wherever you look in cultural history, you will find lists. " - Umberto Eco

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THE HISTORY OF SELF-PORTRAITS

Self-portraits have a long history that tracks back to the ancient Egyptians, ancient Greek and Romans. But the idea of self-portraits, that we think of today, originated in middle ages. 

A TALK WITH AINO KANNISTO

Best known for her self-portraits, the fine art photographer Aino Kannisto speaks of emotions, fantasies and fiction.

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Painting In Focus

 

With the invention of mirror, one of the finest examples of Self-Portrait paintings leads us to Parmigianino.

 The First Self-Portrait

VIDEO | ONE MINUTE OF WISDOM

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The first depiction of an artist in the act of painting a self-portrait.

Vocabulary

WORDS CAN MOTIVATE OR INSPIRE.

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We choose a new word to learn, each issue, from different languages or eras.

BEYOND THE FACE:

Artstein has compiled a list of self-portrait artists who use different methods to express, explore and question ideas on Identity and Individualism

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HOW TO BE AN ARTIST, ACCORDING TO AN ARTIST

You have to first put everything of yourself into the work. Then when you know that you have done everything, you actually have to let it go. Then things happen by itself, and that’s when comes the intuition. All comes from that moment; the moment when you are not expecting. Not when you are actually doing it.
— MARINA ABRAMOVIC

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THE ART OF THE WRITTEN LANGUAGE

Marcel Proust translates his visual experience of Jean Baptiste Simeon Chardin's self-portrait into written language. 

EVELYN DRACH

 

She describes herself as voyeur, untangling symbolism and searching for the quiet truth beneath the surface

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Seeing the Rainbow

Explore the theme in colours

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