Thursday, March 22, 2012

Self Promotion Of The Artist

Self Portrait, Amanda Delight. Acrylic On Birch 2009
Years ago a read an article on the self portraits of artists. One of the ideas that has stuck with me was the concept of, is this truly how they looked, or is it how they wanted to look? Some say, "Paint what you see and not what your mind wants to see."

Here is a great video that touches upon some of those same ideas, hinting at the idea of every artist is captivated by their own image (myself included) but that it may not have been an accurate representation of how they really looked. Its said here to be a "sales pitch" or what I like to call, self promotion.

Please click on the link below to be directed to the video of Carrie Rebora Barratt that inspired this blog: