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Started by FGBFGB on May 11, 2022 7:20:03 PM
Which artist would you choose to portray you?

All mediums, even modern dance.

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FGBFGB - 11 May 2022 19:21:37 (#1 of 55)

For me, Maggie Hambling, though I feel that Rembrandt would treat my sagging, greying, drooping, shedding, sprouting carcass with a bleak kindness.

FGBFGB - 11 May 2022 19:22:51 (#2 of 55)

MH would be fun to talk to during sittings, I think.

TheExcession - 11 May 2022 20:23:50 (#3 of 55)

Francis Bacon - to portray me during work meetings.

Dubris - 11 May 2022 19:24:26 (#4 of 55)

Are we limited to those artists still living?

FGBFGB - 11 May 2022 19:24:52 (#5 of 55)

No, no.

JennyRad - 11 May 2022 19:25:15 (#6 of 55)

Artemisia Gentileschi, if only because she's the only female portrait artist I can think of.

HouseOfLametta - 11 May 2022 20:28:37 (#7 of 55)

Beryl Cook

Dubris - 11 May 2022 19:28:42 (#8 of 55)

#6 - √Člisabeth Vig√©e Le Brun would be a good choice too.

Dubris - 11 May 2022 19:32:27 (#9 of 55)

For myself, perhaps Hans Holbein. The exactness appeals.

But then so does Giovanni Boldini for the swagger and elegance. I can't decide.

carterbrandon - 11 May 2022 20:49:31 (#10 of 55)

#8:Oh yes. These horrors are before the Le Brun treatment:

https://www.alamy.com/rusportraits-v5-205-grafinia-varvara-nikolaevna-golovina-1766-1821-image456186277.html

https://www.alamy.com/portrait-of-varvara-golovina-1766-1821-xix-early-19th-century-1225-varvara-nikolaevna-golovina-image185607454.html

And this is the Countess looking lovely courtesy of Elisabeth:

https://www.madameguillotine.co.uk/2020/05/02/coun
tess-varvara-nikolayevna-golitsyna-countess-golovina/

Antimatter - 11 May 2022 21:15:49 (#11 of 55)

Picasso, I am a bit wonky.

solvognen - 11 May 2022 21:44:33 (#12 of 55)

Giacometti, very slimming.

Shadrack22 - 11 May 2022 23:26:44 (#13 of 55)

A bit of an unoriginal choice - Rembrandt. There is an amazing precision to Holbein, Durer and early Lucien Freud, but if you want the depths of the soul revealed then Rembrandt (or perhaps El Greco) is your man.

carterbrandon - 11 May 2022 23:49:30 (#14 of 55)

if you want the depths of the soul revealed

Anyone else want that for Shadders? Anyone? No?

Shadrack22 - 12 May 2022 00:14:19 (#15 of 55)

That is kind of the point of a portrait painting. Otherwise you might as well take a photo.

Shadrack22 - 12 May 2022 00:21:03 (#16 of 55)

Artemisia Gentileschi, if only because she's the only female portrait artist I can think of.

Gwen John.

brooklyn - 12 May 2022 00:39:35 (#17 of 55)

if I couldn't get Holbein, I'd ask for Tintoretto.

barkis - 12 May 2022 00:52:32 (#18 of 55)

I think Ronald Searle would do a good job.

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DesEsseintes - 12 May 2022 01:32:32 (#20 of 55)

I don't know. Fragonard perhaps.

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