"A portrait is a picture in which there is just a tiny little something not quite right about the mouth." -- John Singer Sargent

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Alice Bailly

This 1917 self-portrait by Alice Bailly hangs in the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
“Bailly was one of Switzerland's most radical modern painters. Drawn to Paris in the early decades of the twentieth century, she was part of the first wave of artists to absorb and experiment with Cubism. In her self-portrait, she combines highly defined sections, such as her fingers and monocle, with more ambiguous areas of space, such as her torso.” -- NMWA

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