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Charley Toorop

Self-Portrait with Fur Collar, 1940

In silent films, the camera zooms in on faces to capture their expression. And that’s exactly what Charley Toorop does in this self-portrait. Her radically enlarged eyes are not endearing – as with children. Toorop stares intently back at herself, and at us as viewers. She – traditionally – composed... the severe portrait with a cool and warm side. What are the random colours in the top right conveying? A flat lady’s hat? No, it’s her palette, hung on the wall, with the actual smears of leftover paint. Text: Chris Reinewald From: Museum MORE: 100 jaar realisme, 2020, Gorssel
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Artist
Charley Toorop
Title
Self-Portrait with Fur Collar
Year
1940
Technique
Oil on canvas
Size
40 x 30.5 cm (h x w)
Type of object
Painting
Copyright
© Pictoright

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