Art Sunday #111: Alice Bailly – Self Portrait


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Alice Bailly (25 February 1872 – 1 January 1938) was a radical Swiss painter, known for her interpretations on cubism, fauvism, her wool paintings, and her participation in the Dada movement. In 1906, Bailly had settled in Paris where she befriended Juan Gris, Francis Picabia, and Marie Laurencin, avant-garde modernist painters who influenced her works and her later life.

Bailly’s most famous work is said to be her painting titled “Self Portrait,” painted in 1917. The painting represents a more avant-garde approach to self-portraits than was normally accepted at her time. The painting incorporates many styles. Her three-quarter-turned pose indicates a traditional self-portrait, while the red, orange and blue hues show Fauve influences. When looking at her arms and hands, the arching lines represent the influence of Italian Futurist art.

Source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Bailly

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12 thoughts on “Art Sunday #111: Alice Bailly – Self Portrait

  1. Wow, a Picasso inspired portrait, but before Picasso time if I’m not mistaken. I like it! The painting has a little Chagall influence too I think. I have to check Chagall time, was he before or after this painting? “Pling”

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