Saturday, August 27, 2011

Saturday Salon: A Favorite Painting or Two....or Three...! Men in Art.

Self Portrait - Marc-Aurele de Foy Suzor-Cote (1869 - 1937)

Self Portrait - Francesco Hayez (1791 - 1882)

Self Portrait - Lord Frederick Leighton (1830 - 1896)

Self Portrait -  Paul Gaughin (1848 - 1903)

Portrait of A Bedouin Arab by John Singer Sargent

Portrait of Lord John and Lord Bernard Stuart by Anthony Van Dyck (1591 - 1641)

Portrait of Max Jacob by Modigliani

Portrait of Lord Ribblesdale by John Singer Sargent

Man in Railroad Car by J.J.J. Tissot

Laugh by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 - 1669)

Portrait of Pieter van den Broecke by Franz Hal (1580 - 1666)

Young Man in Repose by John Singer Sargent

Portrait of Willem van Heythusen by Franz Hal 

Portrait of John J. Pershing by Philip Alexius de Laszlo (1869 - 1937)

Frederick Leighton by J.J.J. Tissot

McSorley's Bar by John Sloan (1871 - 1951)

Lately I seem to have been posting mostly women as subjects in art as well as a predominance of women painters, so today I thought I'd do the opposite. Just to keep things lively.

Men in Art. Not one artist, but several. Not one specific school of painting but many. I think these paintings prove (if it needed proving) that in art, men can be just as ornamental as women.

Frederick Gustavus Burnaby by J.J.J. Tissot (1836 - 1902)


  1. I think I like Lord Ribblesdale the best! He's very distinguished. Have you read Strapless? It's about John Singer Sargent's Madame X.

  2. Lauren: I like that one too though he is very forbidding. My favorite first last and always will be the Burnaby portrait by Tissot.

    Though there's something about all these paintings that I like very much.

    Madame X is a wonderful portrait. Without or without the strap. :)

  3. There's also Paul Cezanne, who seemed to have painted many self-portraits.

    My favorites are Gaugain, Modigliani and Cezanne, having grown up with a mother who loved French impressionists and those who followed.

    Our house was lined with their paintings and a few others.

  4. Kathy: I absolutely adore when artists do self-portraits. It really gives you a link into their thinking and their own vision of themselves.

  5. Tissot is one of my favorite artists, and his Man in Railroad Car looks uncannily like my husband!

  6. Tissot is a favorite of mine as well, Cathy. LOVE his work.

    Man in A Railroad Car has so many wonderful details in it. Maybe you need to get a copy of this to hang in your house? :)

  7. Nah... I got the real thing, even if he isn't ticklish!


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