Autoportrait Day 208~ Joni Mitchell

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

Singer, songwriter, and visual artist Joni Mitchell (born 1943)

1. Self portrait, 1969 / Gouache / Cover for Clouds, 1969, Reprise Records

2. Self portrait, c.1971 / Watercolor / Handbound book, original edition of 100 copies
Printed as Morning Glory On The Vine: Early Songs and Drawings, in 2019

3. Self portrait, 1981 / Limited edition offset lithograph print
Image from cover art for Wild Things Run Fast, 1982, Geffen Records

4. Both Sides 1, 1999 / Oil on canvas / Front cover of Both Sides Now, 2000, Reprise

5. Both Sides 2, 1999 / Oil on canvas / Back cover of Both Sides Now, 2000, Reprise

6. Self portrait, 2004 / Oil on canvas / Cover for Dreamland, 2004, Rhino

[8 embedded links above]

Born May 18~ Isabel Villaseñor

Isabel ‘Chabela’ Villaseñor (May 18, 1909-March 13, 1953) was a noted post-revolutionary Mexican sculptor, printmaker, painter, poet, and songwriter.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabel_Villase%C3%B1or

Untitled (Woman resting her chin on her hand) by Isabel Villaseñor
ND / Woodcut on transparent paper / Image: 11″x8-1/4″ / Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA, CA

Beyond Frida: 10 Mexican Female Artists You Should Know:
https://remezcla.com/lists/culture/mexican-female-artists/

Further reading:
http://www.aceroarte.com/coleccion/Isabel_Villasenor_oaxaquena.htm
https://piso9.net/between-popular-music-and-painting-isabel-villasenor/?lang=en
https://www.mexconnect.com/articles/1063-printmaking-from-revolution-to-establishment/

July 1~ Willie Dixon & James Cotton

 

Willie Dixon was born July 1, 1915, in Vicksburg, MS.
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/willie-dixon-mn0000959770/biography
Illustration: William Stout / Legends of the Blues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Cotton was born July 1, 1935, in Tunica, MS.
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/james-cotton-mn0000131841/biography
Illustration: Jack Coughlin / A Brush with the Blues: 26 Portraits

 

 

 

 

Willie Dixon and James Cotton with Muddy Waters, Sunnyland Slim, Otis Spann, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, and Mable Hillery in 1966 at the Canadian CBC Television studio, recording a portion of a CBC “Festival” series:

http://www.allmovie.com/movie/masters-of-the-blues-v204117