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Capricorn Self-Portraits: Solid Intense

February 9, 2012
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Capricorn Self-Portraits: Solid Intense

Lawrence Alma-Tadema (8 Jan) painted this self-portrait when he was 16.During his lifetime, he was one of the richest, most sought-after painters of his day, creating vast fantasies of Roman decadence and fairyland luxury. His charm lay in the way his ...
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Capricorn Self-Portraits: Solid Intense

February 9, 2012
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Capricorn Self-Portraits: Solid Intense

Lawrence Alma-Tadema (8 Jan) painted this self-portrait when he was 16.During his lifetime, he was one of the richest, most sought-after painters of his day, creating vast fantasies of Roman decadence and fairyland luxury. His charm lay in the way his ...
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Sagittarian Self Portraits: Half Human Half Beast

December 20, 2011
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Sagittarian Self Portraits: Half Human Half Beast

Lucien Freud, Dec 8, 1922. Not someone you'd want to take to tea with grandma.There's a darkness to Sagittarius. Often it's hidden behind a bold front – a big belly, a tornado of talk or just loudness. Sagittarius is the first sign of the zodiac to b...
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Scorpio Self Portraits: The Agony And The Absence

November 17, 2011
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Scorpio Self Portraits: The Agony And The Absence

Francis Bacon, Oct 28Don't expect to find this an easy bunch of pictures to look at. We are in the land of Scorpio this month - and this sign like to deal with deeper truth. Not for Scorp the polished surface of a Gemini or the gorgeous patterns of Lib...
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Libra Self-Portraits: Blending into the Picture

October 21, 2011
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Libra Self-Portraits: Blending into the Picture

Suzanne Valadon (23 Sept 1865)Theoretically, there's nothing more revealing of character than a self-portrait, yet this month's artists don't do that straightforwardly. Their own faces blend into the backgrounds of the pictures, becoming simply part of...
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Virgo Self-Portraits: Perfect Wits

September 25, 2011
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Virgo Self-Portraits: Perfect Wits

David (30 August 1738)It will come as no surprise to see that the work of artists born under Virgo is consistently detailed, crafted, technically excellent and polished to a wonderful degree. Nor will it surprise you that all these painters could draw ...
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Leo Self-Portraits

August 31, 2011
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Leo Self-Portraits

Andy Warhol - What an incredible sense of colour. This picture is reproduced under the principle of fair use. Last month, I found a huge number of artists born under a Cancer Sun. It seems that Leos are less prone to pick up a paintbrush. I think a l...
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Cancer Self-portraits

July 16, 2011
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Cancer Self-portraits

Rembrandt July 15, 1606Rubens June 28, 1577You know what - there seem to be more artists born in Cancer month than at any other time of year. You will see  what I mean when you scroll down the page. A lot got left out. For example, Gustav Klimt (...
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