Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Yousuf Karsh

Update: Karsh photo titled Man Ray is today's (8/27/09) featured work of art from the Met's permanent collection! :D The Met's Website

During my internship program this summer, we visited the Canadian Embassy which is having an exhibit named Karsh at 100: Portraits of Artists. It celebrates Yousuf Karsh's 100th birthday with a small collection of portraits of famous artists. Of the 28 portraits in exhibit, my favorite is the one of Georgia O'Keeffe.

Click here for the portrait!!!

The clean and defined lines of O'Keeffe's figure make her appear strong and dignified despite her looking aged and thin. Her hands stand out and look quite large and the juxtaposing skull, I am guessing, are showcased in allusion to her legacy as an artist. This portrait is powerful.

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