Sunday, June 5, 2011


Antor Raderscheidt, Autoportrait, 1928

Today we looked began to look at modernism in both architecture and the arts. While at the Musée d'Art Moderne I saw an oil painting which I have always wanted to see. That painting is Antor Raderscheidt's, Autoportrait. This painting was created in 1928 and much like other modernist pieces of this era. It is breaking down the traditions which were associated with traditional art. In this case Raderscheidt is analyzing the role sexuality in art. He does this by painting a self portrait with a painting canvas leaning against a blank wall. This canvas contains a unfinished portrait of a woman with almost the same face as the other figure. A first glance they do appear to be identical. This effect is not distracted by any extraneous color or visual clutter.

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