Face Making

Artist Gwenn Seemel’s bilingual blog about art, portraiture, free culture, and feminism.


The separation of subject and portrait

2008 . 10 . 20 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Margaret Higgins Sanger


It’s impossible to divorce a person from her-his face.


The portraitist portrayed…

2008 . 10 . 19 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

artist Gwenn Seemel on stage


Portland improv group Super Project Lab did it to me live on stage at the Winningstad last night.


A funny kind of family

2008 . 10 . 16 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

American artist Gwenn Seemel painting


I’m not the kind of artist who can work on just one painting at a time.


Portrait of the artist as Web 2.0.

2008 . 10 . 12 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

detail image of Geoffrey Raymond's painting The Annotated Fuld 2008


Artist Geoffrey Raymond turns portraits into a platform for comment. 


in-famous

2008 . 10 . 10 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

paint-and-canvas Manila envelope


On the wrong way to build a reputation as a portraitist and the only real way to be a successful artist.


Before and AFTER: Heart Transplant

2008 . 10 . 07

painting of a person


The story of a heart transplant surgery told in two paintings.


Why is portraiture kept apart?

2008 . 10 . 05 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

two portraits


According to art historian Charlotte Mullins, one of these paintings is a portrait and the other is not.


A Brief History

2008 . 10 . 02 - Comments / Commentaires (2)

Becca and Gwenn


A Brief History opened this evening at the Littman Gallery!


How to show your art

2008 . 09 . 27 - Comments / Commentaires (8)

message


A list of issues to consider from the outset.

[version française]


What is your American dream?

2008 . 09 . 24 - Comments / Commentaires (1)

composition book


One of my favorite parts about putting up shows is what I call the “Question Book.”


I ♥ Kevin Cook!

2008 . 09 . 23 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Kevin Cook


KC and the Oregon Art Beat crew documented my interview with the extraordinary Kevin Cook.


When a Presidential candidate is like a President…

2008 . 09 . 21 - Comments / Commentaires (0)

Ron English's Abraham Obama


Artist Ron English’s Obama-Lincoln mashup is just that latest manifestation of the phenomenon that is the Democratic Presidential nominee.


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My name is Gwenn Seemel. I live on Long Beach Island in New Jersey, USA. I’m a full-time artist who blogs in French as well as in English. More...



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