Artwork Title: Self Portrait in the Studio

Self Portrait in the Studio, 1968

Fairfield Porter

The painter Fairfield Porter was passionate in his study of Vuillard. In this self portrait you can see how Porter, like Vuillard, simplifies the complex scene before him, succinctly stating the structural breaks between light and dark in his face, his shirt, and legs. Squint at the painting and you can almost imagine the omitted details. Like Vuillard, Porter found poetry in this sort of simplified arrangement of astutely observed...
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