As an artistic representation, a portrait is intended to convey not only the subject's physical appearance but also reflect his or her disposition. It has been said that an architect's house is the ultimate self-portrait. One may argue that the same holds true for visual artists. Through the years, painters as disparate as Frederic Edwin Church, Emil Nolde, Salvador Dali, and Julian Schnabel have played a significant role in the design and construction of their own private residences.
What architect or artist's home do you think most compellingly mirrors the personality of its creator?
Jay gave the final word
“(Brancusi’s atelier is) a poor man’s construction of his own little paradise–cheerful, roomy, efficient, and full of things that can feel ancient, avant garde, even luxurious, often all at the same time.”
Thursday, January 19 at 3:15pm
Selected list of words appearing in this and other conversations.