Liz Rideal - Exposing the Self and Juggling the Uniform

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  • Date de parution : 04/12/2017
  • Durée : 43 min
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Liz RidealWorkshopAutoportraitArtEcole des beaux-arts

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We reveal ourselves by what we wear at work, at play, at ritual. Identity is specifed through uniform yet idiosyncrasies of personality escape through rebellious detail. One person’s uniform is another’s fancy dress. The artist’s attire is always purposeful even when purportedly unconsidered. Self-portraits reveal artists’ uniforms. Early paintings record wealthy dress for effect, to convey success and tempt commissions. Thereafter bohemian looks infiltrate the genre and painting smocks appear. Women’s self-portraits reflect their own specific status, fashion and aspirations. Fashion in clothing infects self-portraiture and these are recorded morphing with time as does the very nature and style of painting and other media: Ogni pittore dipinge sè, as the old Italian proverb goes; every artist paints himself, or ‘the medium is the message’ as Marshall McLuhan would have it. The idea that the artist is an ‘own brand’ also colludes with the notion of the self-portrait.

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