Autoportrait Day 320~ Zelda Fitzgerald

A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries

Writer, dancer, and painter Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald (1900-1948)

1. Self-Portrait, early 1940s / Watercolor and graphite on paper / Princeton University Libraries, NJ

2. Self-portrait, early 1940’s / Pencil on paper / Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, Montgomery, AL

3. Paper Dolls: Zelda, Little Scottie, and two costumes, c.1932 / Watercolor and graphite on paper. / Private collection

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The Marginalian: Zelda Fitzgerald’s Little-Known Art
https://www.themarginalian.org/2014/04/15/zelda-fitzgerald-art/

Metamorphosis in Art, Part 1 of 2~

Metamorphosis II, 1939-1940, by M.C. Escher (1898-1972) / https://mcescher.com/about/biography/
Woodcut on paper / Boston Public Library / https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:ww72cb78j

metamorphosis (noun)  me-tə-ˈmȯr-fə-səs 
1a: change of physical form, structure, or substance especially by supernatural means
the metamorphosis of humans into animals

1b: a striking alteration in appearance, character, or circumstances
The company has gone through a series of metamorphoses.

2: a typically marked and more or less abrupt developmental change in the form or structure of an animal (such as a butterfly or a frog) occurring subsequent to birth or hatching
the metamorphosis of caterpillars into butterflies

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metamorphosis

1. The Metamorphosis of Daphne by Master of the Judgement of Paris (active mid-15th C)
https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/artists/master-of-the-judgement-of-paris
Tempera on wood / The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/the-metamorphosis-of-daphne-33148

2. The Metamorphosis of Hermaphrodite and Salmacis, c.1517, by Jan Gossaert (c.1478–1532)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Gossaert
Oil on panel / Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
https://www.boijmans.nl/en/collection/artworks/3731/the-metamorphosis-of-hermaphrodite-and-salmacis

3. Plate 5 from Dissertation in Insect Generations and Metamorphosis in Surinam, 1719, by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717)
https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/maria-sibylla-merian-metamorphosis-art-and-science.html
Hand-colored engraving on paper / National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC
https://nmwa.org/art/collection/plate-5-dissertation-insect-generations-and-metamorphosis-surinam/

4. Les Métamorphoses d’Ovide, before 1886, by Auguste Rodin (1840–1917)
https://rodinmuseum.org/collection/about-auguste-rodin
Plaster / Musée Rodin, Paris, France
https://collections.musee-rodin.fr/fr/museum/rodin/les-metamorphoses-d-ovide/S.02871?anneeDeCreation%5B0%5D=1886&position=91

5. Metamorphosis, 1908, by Piet Mondrian (1872-1944)
https://www.guggenheim.org/artwork/artist/piet-mondrian
Oil on canvas / Kunstmuseum Den Haag, Netherlands, gift of Sal Slijper
https://rkd.nl/en/explore/images/268881

6. Metamorphosis, 1917, by Gaganendranath Tagore (1867—1938)
https://indianhistorycollective.com/the-satirical-genius-of-gaganendranath-tagore-artistic-indianart-bengals-peasantryclass-cartoons-painting-master/
Collection of 16 lithographs bound in one volume / Various collections incl. V&A, London, UK
https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O1171926/metamorphosis-lithograph-tagore-gaganendranath/

7. Metamorphosis, 1936, by Herbert Bayer (1900-1985)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Bayer
Gelatin silver print / Various collections including The Met, NYC
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/265442

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Monday, February 6: Metamorphosis in Art, Part 2 of 2

Metamorphosis III, 1967–1968, by M.C. Escher (1898-1972) / https://mcescher.com/about/biography/
Woodcut on paper mounted on canvas, partly colored by hand / Boston Public Library
https://www.digitalcommonwealth.org/search/commonwealth:ww72cb78j

Autoportrait Day 318~ Dindga McCannon

A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries

Artist, educator, author, and illustrator Dindga McCannon (born 1947)

Threads of the Past, Inspiration for the Future, 2000 / Mixed media quilt / Fridman Gallery, NYC

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Dandelions in Art, Part 2 of 2~

“Taraxacum officinale, the dandelion or common dandelion, is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant, well known for its yellow flower heads that turn into round balls of silver-tufted fruits that disperse in the wind.
The common dandelion grows in temperate regions of the world in areas with moist soils. It is most often considered a weed, especially in lawns and along roadsides, but the leaves, flowers, and roots are sometimes used in herbal medicine and as food.”
~https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taraxacum_officinale

The Dandelion

O dandelion, rich and haughty,
King of village flowers!
Each day is coronation time,
You have no humble hours.
I like to see you bring a troop
To beat the blue-grass spears,
To scorn the lawn-mower that would be
Like fate’s triumphant shears.
Your yellow heads are cut away,
It seems your reign is o’er.
By noon you raise a sea of stars
More golden than before.
~Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931) https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/vachel-lindsay

10. Happy, Happy It Is To Be, illustration by Dorothy Pulis Lathrop (1891-1980)
https://www.bellusfineart.com/artists/dorothy-pulis-lathrop/
From Walter de la Mare’s Down-Adown-Derry, published 1922, Constable & Co. Ltd, London
https://archive.org/details/downadownderrybo00delauoft/page/58/mode/2up

11. “Certainly, I am a little wild,” remarked Danny Dandelion, illustration by T. Benjamin Faucett (1884-1966)
http://strippersguide.blogspot.com/2013/03/ink-slinger-profiles-t-benjamin-faucett.html
From Frolicsome Flowers:They See the Wonderful Rajah Rug, written and illustrated by
T. Benjamin Faucett, published 1924, A. L. Burt, New York

https://50watts.com/filter/forgotten-illustrator/Frolicsome-Flowers-of-Evil

12. The Dandelion (Study for Hide-and-Seek), 1939, by Pavel Tchelitchew (1898-1957)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavel_Tchelitchew
Gouache and watercolor on colored paper / Museum of Modern Art, NYC
https://www.moma.org/collection/works/36474

13. Une Costume ‘Pisenlit’ pour le ballet ‘Tristan Fou, 1944, by Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)
https://www.salvador-dali.org/en/dali/bio-dali/
Mixed media and collage on paper / Private collection
https://www.artnet.com/artists/salvador-dal%C3%AD/une-costume-pisenlit-pour-le-ballet-tristan-fou-0JOFE2LX4QngtRB1iuvBg2

14. Dandelions, 1945, by Kate Neufeld (1905-2004)
Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online~ bit.ly/3GZuDjF
Linoleum cut / Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1945.66

15. Dandelions, 1985, by Yayoi Kusama (born 1929)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yayoi_Kusama
Lithograph / Edition of 100, Various collections
https://www.artnet.com/auctions/artists/yayoi-kusama/dandelions

16. Dandelion Floor Lamp, 2003, by Matteo Bazzicalupo and Raffaella Mangiarotti
http://www.deepdesign.it/en/studio/biography/
Varnished sheet metal and polycarbonate / Museum of Modern Art, NYC
https://www.moma.org/collection/works/120852
Image: https://raffaellamangiarotti.com/Dandelion

17. Dandelion Eye, 2009, by Sylvia Fein (born 1919)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_Fein
Egg tempera on board / Collection of the artist
https://hyperallergic.com/529354/sylvia-fein-matrix-275-bampfa-berkeley/

18. Dandelions, 2011, by David Hockney (born 1937)
https://www.thedavidhockneyfoundation.org/chronology
iPad drawing printed on paper / Archeus/Post-Modern Ltd., London, UK
https://www.archeus.com/artists/art-for-sale/dandelions-david-hockney?

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Monday, January 16th: Dandelions in Art, Part 1 of 2
https://schristywolfe.com/2023/01/16/dandelions-in-art-part-1-of-2/

 

Autoportrait Day 316~ Rolinda Sharples

A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries

English painter Rolinda Sharples (1793-1838)

1. Portrait of the Artist, c.1814 / Oil on panel / Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol, UK

2. The Artist and Her Mother, 1816 / Oil on panel / Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol, UK

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Dandelions in Art, Part 1 of 2~

“Taraxacum officinale, the dandelion or common dandelion, is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant, well known for its yellow flower heads that turn into round balls of silver-tufted fruits that disperse in the wind.
The common dandelion grows in temperate regions of the world in areas with moist soils. It is most often considered a weed, especially in lawns and along roadsides, but the leaves, flowers, and roots are sometimes used in herbal medicine and as food.”
~https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taraxacum_officinale

The First Dandelion
Simple and fresh and fair from winter’s close emerging,

As if no artifice of fashion, business, politics, had ever been,
Forth from its sunny nook of shelter’d grass—innocent, golden,
calm as the dawn,
The spring’s first dandelion shows its trustful face.
~Walt Whitman (1819-1892) https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/walt-whitman

1. Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) with a caterpillar from The Book of Flower Studies, c.1510–1515, by Master of Claude de France
https://frenchly.us/art-master-of-claude-de-france/
Opaque water color, organic glazes, gold and silver paint, iron and carbon-based ink and charcoal on parchment / The Met Cloisters, New York, NY
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/823979

2. A Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) with a Tiger Moth, a Butterfly, a Snail, and a Beetle, c.1730, by Barbara Regina Dietzsch (1706-1783)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Regina_Dietzsch
Opaque watercolor on parchment / Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
https://www.famsf.org/artworks/a-dandelion-taraxacum-officinale-with-a-tiger-moth-a-butterfly-a-snail-and-a-beetle

3. Spring Rain Collection (Harusame shū), vol. 3: Sparrows and Dandelions, c.1820 by Teisai Hokuba (1771-1844)
https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/term/BIOG1797
Privately published woodblock prints (surimono) mounted in an album; ink and color on paper / The Met Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/54148

4. Dandelion (Taraxacum Officinale), c. 1854, by Anna Atkins (1799-1871)
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/03/16/anna-atkins-born-march-16-1799/
Cyanotype on paper / Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O82810/dandelion-taraxacum-officinale-photograph-atkins-anna/

5. Dandelion Seeds, 1858 or later, by William Henry Fox Talbot (1800–1877)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Fox_Talbot
Photogravure / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/285342

6. Dandelions, 1867–68, by Jean-François Millet (1814–1875)
https://www.nga.gov/collection/artist-info.1720.html
Pastel on tan wove paper / Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA
https://collections.mfa.org/objects/31640/dandelions?ctx=b188ba7b-3b8e-411d-85c1-9bd17545e848&idx=0

7. Tree trunks in the grass, 1890, by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
https://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/art-and-stories/vincents-life-1853-1890
Oil on canvas / Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, the Netherlands
https://krollermuller.nl/en/vincent-van-gogh-tree-trunks-in-the-grass

8. Dandelions, ND, by Bertha Wegmann (1847-1926)
https://www.portraitsociety.org/single-post/an-introduction-to-bertha-wegmann
Oil on canvas / Private collection
https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/british-european-art-online/bertha-wegmann-danish-1847-1926-108/171771

9. Dandelions, c.1900, by Ludwik Stasiak (1858-1924)
https://rkd.nl/en/explore/artists/124863
Oil on canvas / Stanisław Fischer Museum, Bochnia, Poland
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ludwik_Stasiak_-_Dmuchawce.jpg
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Monday, January 23rd: Dandelions in Art, Part 2 of 2
https://schristywolfe.com/2023/01/23/dandelions-in-art-part-2-of-2/

Autoportrait Day 315~ Ángeles Santos Torroella

A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries

Catalan painter, graphic artist, and illustrator
Ángeles Santos Torroella (1911-2013)

1. Autorretrato, 1928 / Oil on canvas / Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

2. Autorretrato, 1943 / I was unable to find further information

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Autoportrait Day 314~ Erica Deeman

A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries

British (active in USA) interdisciplinary artist
Erica Deeman (born 1977)

1. Untitled 11 (Self Portrait), 2020 / Cassius Obsidian clay / Image: Anthony Meier Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

2. Untitled 14 (Self Portrait), 2020 / Cassius Obsidian clay / Image: Anthony Meier Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

3. Self Portrait #2, 2020 / Instax film / The Svane Family Foundation, San Francisco, CA

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