what is a portrait?

henri matisse: The portrait demands special qualities in the artist, and an almost total kinship with the model.

pierre-auguste renoir: To get someone to pose, you have to be very good friends and above all speak the language.

nan goldin: Everyone I photograph comes out of desire. They touch me, or I find their face fascinating.

portrait of argentine novelist
cecilia szperling by girlontape

12 comments:

girlontape said...

mudé el post y no sé como mudar los comentarios... aquí van:

super f:
chaka punk

hermano:
También es una hermosa manera de llenar de subjetividad el rostro de una persona y difundirlo.

Rob K:
"For it is the very nature of photography that it be a promiscuous form of seeing, and, in talented hands, an infallible medium of creation"
Susan Sontag, On Photography

Yours are talented hands, indeed.

girlontape said...

Brothah: creo que todo retrato es, de alguna manera, un autoretrato at the same time....

Rob: you blew me away with this one, thank you very much indeed. Susan rules & is dearly missed.

hermano said...

¿Pero te gustó el retrato de un día laboral que te envié?

Sospecho que te gustan más los oxi-retratos.

girlontape said...

me encantó. it reminded me de un dibujo de alex de la iglesias, una visual de un guión suyo. muy parecido.
y creo que bien podrías hacer una muestra con ese material.

cecilit said...

estoy media vizquita...o me parece? jajaja! gracias por la onda girl!

Lindsey said...

You are my creative idol! (oh, I think I've told you that before, haven't I?) :) many x's and many o's! :)

girlontape said...

guat is vizquita? ... never mind... it's all an illusion Cecilit...

LEL i wish you were here so i could do your portrait dammit. enough already with the distance thing.

Siruela said...

me encanta esta foto de esta chica.

JL Cancio said...

Nada de vizquita Cecilia, saliste bien, con un aire a los primeros años de Victoria Ocampo. ¡Buen blog!
feliz año!

girlontape said...

qué buen cumplido... gracias! feliz feliz!

girlontape said...

hola siruela...me alegro que te guste, salut!

cecilit said...

gracias JL y Siruela...me alegraron la noche!