Pregnancy in January


Pensive girls, abstract & landscapes



1) Cathy Cullis 2) Xuan Loc Xuan, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner 3) John William Goodward, Curlowe 4) Charles Wilkin, Mouni Feddag 5) Carl Wilhelmson, Misato Suzuki 6) Devon Aoki by Mario Sorrenti, Petra Collins 7) George Spencer Watson, Antra Svarcs 8) Photo of Jane Burden Morris, Monica Barengo 9) Olga by Picasso, Bertha Lum 10) Fairfield Porter (& last painting), Anne-Sophie Tschiegg. 

Un Air de famille : Self portrait & Selfie

Another “Air de famille” post, in which I try to connect paintings and pictures. Today is about a society phenomenon : “selfies” are everywhere so I thought I would do a quick post about “being selfish”. Without words. And I have to say, iphones (-and so on-) are not the best way to show off. It is more… amusing (ridiculous?) than anything else, don’t you think? I tried not to put any duck face cause it was just too much for my poor heart.



Self portrait by Chen Danqing (1953-) and anonymous selfie.



Self portrait by Egon Schiele (1890-1918) and Tom Hardy’s selfie.

Self Portrait - Zinaida Serebriakova 1884-1967


Self portrait by Zinaïda Serebriakova (1884-1967) and anonymous selfie.



Self portrait by Otto Dix (1891-1969) and Mads Mikkelsen’s selfie.



Self portrait by Lilya Corneli (1978-) and Lady Gaga’s selfie.

I do not own any of these pictures.

Un Air de famille

Finding similarities between a picture and a painting can be like a time travel ; crossing the line between art and reality is sometimes quite interesting.

André Devambez (1867-1944) from a portrait of the painter’s children and Pio Marmai, french actor. Manhood position hello!


Hans Christiansen (1866-1944), Portrait of a young man and Pierre Niney, french actor. Both so delicate.



Frank Dicksee (1853-1928), Portrait of Elsa and Cléo de Mérode (1875-1966), french dancer. Look at these eyebrows!


Rob Liberace, crouching figure and Christian Bale in American Psycho.



Monet (1840-1926), La Femme à l’ombrelle and the english series Downton Abbey. It is not obvious but when I saw this picture of the three girls, the light shades and the texture of the dresses made me somehow think of this painting.

Tableau Monet Ombrelle Camille downtona

And finally, a self-portrait of Picasso (1881-1973) and a picture of Franz Kafka (1883-1924). I know they do not look alike but there is something about the eyes… Don’t you think?

Selfportrait-Picasso kafka

If you have any suggestions on your own, feel free to share them!