Tag: artist portrait

Vazquez Diaz, Daniel (1882-1969) – 1945 Self-Portrait (Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain)

Oil on canvas; 107 x 79 cm. Born in Nerva, Spain, Vázquez Díaz settled in Paris in 1918, where he found cubism to be the ideal form of expression. Unlike other artists such as Juan Gris, he was not an intellectual cubist; he used external forms and the morphology of cubism to redo his language,…

Jawlensky, Alexei (1864-1941) – 1906 Portrait of the Artist Marianne von Werefkin (Wiesbaden Museum, Germany)

Oil on wood. Russian painter and printmaker, active in Germany. When he was ten, his family moved to Moscow. Following family tradition, he was originally educated for a military career, attending cadet school, and, later, the Alexander Military School in Moscow. However, while still a cadet, he became interested in painting. At the age of…