Friday, September 18, 2015

Paint My Portrait, Please's dreamy assignment is to name a few artists that you would want to paint your portrait, and a few artists that you would NOT want to paint your portrait.  You can pick any artist from any era.  Here are a few that came to my mind when I mulled over these questions, and my yay or nay vote on each....

Alex_Katz, Black Hat (Bettina), 2010
Alex Katz - sure

Willem de Kooning, Woman, 1950-52
Roy Lichtenstein, Nude with Blue Hair, 1994, edition of 40
 Roy Lichtenstein - yes, if you make me look this good!

Henri Matisse, La femme au chapeau
Henri Matisse - YES!  YES!  YES!

Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait, 1659-

Vincent Van Gogh, Portrait of a Peasant (Patience Escalier), 1888
Vincent Van Gogh - YES! YES! YES!

Wayne Thiebaud, Girl with Ice Cream Cone, 1963

Paul Gauguin, Sacred Spring Sweet Dreams (Nave nave moe), 1894
Paul Gauguin - sure (P.S. your website is hideous)

Rene Magritte, The Son of Man, 1964
Rene Magritte - YES!

John Currin, The Bra Shop, 1997
John Currin - probably not -- depends on how big you make my tits

Pablo Picasso, Woman with a Book, 1932
Pablo Picasso - YES!

Lucian Freud, Benefits Supervisor Sleeping, 1995
Lucian Freud - hell no if it looks like this

Lucian Freud - HELL YES if it looks like this!

Henri Matisse, Small Odalisque in Purple robe, 1937

Jenny Saville and Glen Luchford, from the Closed Contact series, 2002
Jenny Saville and Glen Luchford - very interesting work, but naw

Johannes Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1665

Lisa Yuskavage, Big Blonde Smoking, 1994

David Hockney - absolutely NOT

Amedeo Modigliani, Portrait de Jeanne Hebuterne au Collier, 1916-1917
Amedeo Modigliani - YES! (P.S. Your website is extremely unattractive)

Andy Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, 1967
Andy Warhol - YES! YES! YES!

Your picks????


Maegan Tintari said...

LOL... yes to your yeses! lol to Hockney

Kathryn said...

I agree with your list. I wouldn't mind if Margaret Keane, Michelangelo and Mark Ryden did my portrait. I would want to see on by Jackson Pollock, Salvador Dali or Rubens.

Jane Droll said...

oooooooh kathryn -- those are very good additions!!!!

Lorena said...

Oh wow… I'd go for Matisse, Warhol and Liechenstein.

Kaz said...

Raphael, Sir Frederick Leighton, John William Waterhouse. Yeah, I like the romantics - they do good curves. Oh, and for a bit of cheesecake, Alberto Vargas.

Tiffany Kadani said...


Jane Droll said...

Lorena, Kaz & Tiffany -- very good choices!!!!