Art Wednesday: What is todays theme?
The laughing cavalier by Rembrandt, 1624
What is today's theme?
Can you work it out?
And not, it isn't "men" or "males".
Seated peasant by Paul Cezanne (Impressionist artist)
Self portrait by Vincent Van Gogh
Grand-son by Boris Dubrov (Russian born Israelie)
Young Lovers by Carl Schroeder (1798-1835, German)
Did you guess?
All the paintings are men with facial hair.
And why did I pick this theme, because this month is "Movember" - the month that men around Australia grow facial hair to bring about awareness of prostate cancer and depression amongst men. (link)
An early Australian settler (and barrister) who died at the young age of 41 from illness and overwork.
This was inspired by the latest exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery (Canberra) called "Jo's Mo Show" (sounds like a show I have put on!!!) that includes many paintings and photographs of men and their facial hair. It is well worth checking out this link as it describes all the different styles of facial hair over the centuries.