|Suzanne Valadon (23 Sept 1865)|
Compare this to the Cancers, for example, whose souls look out of the canvas.
With Librans, it's the complete picture which tells a story. I wonder if this to do with the Sun (ego) being in fall in the sign of the scales. The self is not loudly or directly expressed. I wouldn't describe Libra Sun as self-effacing, exactly, but they can often only find meaning in their relationship to the other, the opposite.
These portraits are curiously indifferent to character, but fascinated by the artistic act itself. Venus (art) rules here of course, but she is in air, the intellectual as well as the social element.
Suzanne Valadon did a lot of self-portraits. I love this one. The more you look at it, the more complex and strange it is – with her head in the upper left corner and a mess of blue marks in the foreground.
|Pierre Bonnard (Oct 3,1867|
|Umberto Boccioni (October 19, 1882)|
|Alberto Giacometti (10 Oct, 1901)|
|Gaudier Brzeska (Oct 4, 1891)|
If you're still wondering about the self-portrait turning into a pattern I'll leave you with Robert Rauschenberg.
|Robert Rauschenberg (October 22, 1925)|