“When I’m writing a poem or drawing, I’m not a female; I’m an artist.” ―Patti Smith
by C E Sum on May 13, 2020
Art scholars look for Leonardo da Vinci’s codpiece in every figure he portrayed, from Vitruvian Man to Mona Lisa.
If Adam limned a likeness of Eve, or vice versa, whose fig leaf might an art scholar find?
“To sit for one’s portrait is like being present at one’s own creation.”
In Yang’s image of Yin or Yin’s of Yang, whose selfie?
“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.”
An art scholar who views a self-portrait in a looking glass, may find the artist’s better half.
“Love is born into every human being: it calls back the halves of our original nature together;
it tries to make one out of two and heal the wound of human nature.”
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