This project was supported as part of the „Junge Kunst und neue Wege“ scholarship program of the Free State of Bavaria.

2022

Woman with a Red Turban (Self-Portrait! )

  • oil on canvas

  • 40 x 30 cm, unframed

  • available as a limited art print

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The painting leads a new series of tributes to important artists who have guided me in my artistic journey as role models and in my studies of art history in London. This is a self-portrait and a tribute to Jan van Eyck, one of the pioneers of oil painting in the 15th century (see Jan van Eyck, Portrait of a Man (Self Portrait?), 1433, National Gallery London). Considered by some experts to be one of the first self-portraits by an artist, van Eyck’s fascinating work is a brilliant display of the newfound self-confidence of a new generation of artists. As a woman and young mother, it takes a lot of self-confidence to assert yourself in the art scene, especially in portrait painting, the supreme discipline: Here we go!

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Copyright ©Katharina J. Schween

Design by KNODAN

Design by KNODAN

This project was supported as part of the "Junge Kunst und neue Wege" scholarship program of the Free State of Bavaria.
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