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Mixed Media Art by Chaska Peacock

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Self Portraits







I think an artist's self portrait is a delightful art-form, and these three are among my favorites. The center image is Kathy Carvellas. See her work here.















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4 Comments:

OpenID anne-d said...

Hmmm. Interesting and disturbing and thought-provoking all at once. I guess that fits my definition of good art.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Chaska said...

I'd love to hear more about what you see that is disturbing. For me, disturbing was when my photography professor assigned a each class member a nude self-portrait. That definitely gave me the creeps. He said something about needing to "confront ourselves" before we could be good photographers.

10:45 AM  
OpenID anne-d said...

In these cases, I think it's the view I get of the artist - it feels very personal and kind of like spying. I couldn't give that much of myself away in my art.

It's not a bad thing, though.

I'm very glad my high school photography teacher didn't give us that sort of assignment - he was a free spirit, but not that free!

12:10 PM  
Blogger Chaska said...

Yes, it is very personal! I feel exposed with every piece of artwork I put out there for people to see....
My professor probably was not a free spirit, but probably a dirty old man.LOL. He couldn't have gotten away with it in high school.

1:22 PM  

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