Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Self Portrait as Giorgio DeChirico

6 comments:

bridget said...

ok - so had no idea who giorgio dechirico is...so googled and found an awesome website of giorgio and isa dechirico foundation, not sure i see the connection (caused i viewed a lot of paintings where the human subject was 'mechanical') but anyways, i just wanted to say thanks, cause i disappeared for a few moments into these paintings and since i just got off the phone with you, you understand my need to stretch my mind...thanks!

jeff said...

As DeChirico got older, he delved more into an odd side of Surrealism. His best, and most popular stuff is from pre 1925ish. I believe he lived in Greece, and did a lot of odd landscapes with subjects, or hidden subjects with real long shadows. The Architecture of the tile factory always reminds me of the buildings in his early paintings, I assume his representation of Greece. Many times there were smoke stacks in the background...I believe a reference to the industrial revolution. It all has a much different meaning now. I have spent the past number of years letting much of my art history education fall to the wayside. I am enjoying the fact that some of this is resurfacing. It is a great way to stretch your mind and look at some things a different way for a while. ;)

Donna said...

This is an awesome shot with your shadow stretching across the face of the building!

Sandie said...

Thanks for the cool shot, very inspirational...I want to do a self-portrait too, but not a 'straight'one. I really like the paintings that were your inspiration too.

Jess logic said...

This is one of my favorites of what you've posted so far - I love the colors, the elongated shadow, the lighting, the scenery, all of it. It's just amazing.

I still haven't been inside Fonthill or the Tile Works! I arranged a field trip there last year that got way too complicated to I canceled it but I want to make sure to get there soon!

Dancingirl365 said...

Wow. Beautiful... quite the effect with your long shadow making the building look minature.