Zoom Into María Izquierdo's Self-Portrait

Up, close, and personal with the artist's work from the Colección Blaisten

By Google Arts & Culture

Self-portrait (1947) by María IzquierdoColección Blaisten

María Izquierdo produced some of her most memorable works in 1947, including two self-portraits.

In this work, the character is located in the lower half of the canvas. The rest of the space is occupied by the blue and gray cloudy background. 

The yellow and ocher tones of the dress and the face complement the blue hue of the sky, adding intensity to the contrasting colors.

Izquierdo stated: "I have a true passion for color; It is what I feel the most and what excites me most about all the things that exist."

Unlike her other self-portrait of 1947, the woman in the painting is more simple: she doesn't wear necklaces or earrings and wears an unembellished golden brown dress. 

The lack of ornaments harmonizes with the rest of the canvas, with the monotonous expression and the melancholic sky.

Discover more about María Izquierdo's 'Self-portrait'.

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