L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Jamin LeFave, self-portraits

This self-portrait, in particular, is rather extraordinary; a coming together of model, coloration, lighting, and style that is nearly worthy of Sargent.

The work of a contemporary artist makes a rare appearance on my blog!  I can't really find out anything about Jamin LeFave other than that he lives in Utah and, I believe, teaches in the art department at Utah Valley University.  Most of his portrait work is very conservative and, honestly, I don't find it terribly interesting, but I think his self-portraits are really quite wonderful.

On his website, he posted three images that showed the subtle changes in a self-portrait - the one at the beginning of the post - as he was working on it:

1 comment:

  1. interesting to see the same artist, same model, different techniques. He's obviously a good looking man and the top one seems the most interesting as you say.