Painting stories: Self portrait

Self portrait- eileenaart
"Self portrait" 1996
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A large format painting,  forty eight inches by twenty four inches; Hand stretched canvas, depicted with acrylic medium. This self portrait was painted in 1996 when I was studying for my visual art  degree. The assignment for the portrait was to paint yourself using a mirror, and a reference picture of a selected painting by a great master of art.  Mine was influenced by the color palette, and contrasting  light and shadow portrayed in the  Moulin Rouge series by  the French Master Toulouse Lautrec, one of my favorite masters. Choosing to portray myself naked to make the renderings of light reflection on the body more dramatic. 

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