|Ulrica Fredrika Pash:|
Hedvig Ulrika Hedengran, 1771
In Sinebrychoff Art Museum in Helsinki there is an interesting exhibition: I am not I - Famous and Forgotten Portraits. Photographs and the Internet have changed the use of portraits - at least that is obvious in this exhibition. The oldest portraits are serious, surely important to the persons in the paintings, and they are posing in their best clothes and perhaps the artist has embellished a bit their features. The portraits of children are more honest. Now anybody can take a photo of him/herself with his/her own phone and post it right away to Instagram or Facebook. I could not myself resist the temptation to pose in a couple of photos like studying the portrait (suitable snaps to Facebook profile pictures).
|Carl Fredrik von Breda|
|Vilho Lampi: Istuva tyttö, 1932|
|Akseli Gallen-Kallela: Ida Aalberg|
|Hugo Simberg: Viktor Malmbberg|