Self Portrait(s) [as Other(s)]

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Author description: Self Portrait(s) [as Other(s)] is a recombinant portrait and biography generator. The piece recombines the self-portraits of a dozen well-known painters as well as biographical text on each. Accordingly, the generated pictorial and textual portraits are no longer self portraits, but "selves" portraits, with subjects that are more than one. The piece deals with identity in an art-historical context, self-identity for any given artist, and identification as a process. There are over 120,000,000 possible recombinations.

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Art school was a waste of time for a genius like Monet, so he dropped out and moved to Vien where he met Ingres, Marcel Duchamp, and Andy Warhol.

Edouard Degas began as a graffiti artist, only switching to landscape painting after a holiday in Madrid. Today his work can be seen in advertisments for the war on terrorism.

"After an early academic training in the Copenhagen academy Edouard Monet went to London to join Pisarro's studio. In 1873 he left for London (on business) and fell in love with a woman way out of his league. His advances were rejected and Monet fell into a deep depression, forcing his return to Copenhagen."

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Eric Dean Rasmussen