Art is a journey into the most unknown thing of all - oneself. Nobody knows his own frontiers… I don’t think I’d ever want to take a road if I knew where it led.

Louis Kahan

Helene Schjerfbeck

Self-portrait in 1895, 37.5 x 30 cm, oil on canvas.

Ekenäs Museum.

Painting is one of the artist’s earliest self portraits. Schjerfbeck expert Leena Ahtola-Moorhouse, the book is the period when the artist felt that they change in time, both personally and as an artist. The work is inspired by the 1400-century painter Filippo Lippiltä, ​​whose previous work Schjerfbeck visited in 1894, while visiting Florence, Galeria Uffizzi (http://www.ekenas.fi/page.php?&lang=FI&p=kultur/10000024)



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