Self-Portrait by Edith Dormandy

14th Annual ARC Salon (2019-2020)

Edith Dormandy

Self-Portrait

2018

70 x 50 cm | 27 1/2 x 19 1/2 in

Charcoal and chalk

  • ARC Purchase Awards ($900)

This work is in the Collection of the Art Renewal Center.

I loved making this self portrait. Having recently read Frances Borzello's fantastic book, Seeing Ourselves - Women's Self-Portraits, I had begun to see my work as part of a self-portraiture tradition which I had not previously been aware of. Less that of Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn and Gustave Courbet (although they all provide inspiration and technical guidance), and more that of Artemisia Genteleschi, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, and Anna Bilinska.