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On Pisces

March 9, 2015
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On Pisces

Sadko In The Underwater Kingdom by Ilya Repin (Wikimedia Commons) From Tunisia to Elizabeth Taylor, you never know who you’re going to swim past down there in the blue, blue sea. With the Sun still in Pisces, visit or revisit these OA posts on or about the sign of the Fishes. A Fortnight of Visionary Artists 7...
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Do We Need Narcissus?

July 21, 2014
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Do We Need Narcissus?

Narcissus (suddenly): “Have you ever been in love? I mean really in love?” You: “Well, obviously, I marr—” Narcissus interrupts:

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Suzanne Valadon

July 17, 2013
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Suzanne Valadon

This terrific self-portrait dates from 1927.Just as a supplement to the Satie piece: here is Suzanne Valadon's chart. She was a wonderful woman, a free spirit, single mother, great painter and an inspiration for many other artists (Neptune in the 7th),...
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Gemini Self-Portraits Redux

June 13, 2012
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Gemini Self-Portraits Redux

I've just re-read last year's Gemini self-portraits piece again and it made me smile. Take a look and enjoy how surprisingly alike some of the artists look, right down to the facial hair and the rebel attitude.To see the whole piece click here.Main pic...
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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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