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Nicole Eisenman


Information about the artwork

  • Year2007
  • MaterialOil on canvas
  • Dimensions127 x 154.9 cm
  • On viewCurrently not exhibited

More about the artwork

“Were-Artist” (2007) offers a slightly different take on the traditional self-portrait: half-beast, half artist, the figure’s hands have seemingly become hairy and claw-like from one moment to the next. Yet the title of the painting not only alludes to the mythological werewolf; here, Nicole Eisenman questions the clichés of female artistic creation and once again challenges the authority of the traditional male artist type. The first element of “werewolf” has usually been identified with the Old English “wer,” meaning “man,” and it is probably no coincidence that the striped shirt reminds us of Picasso and thus of the prototype of the ingenious and virile artist.

Further artworks

Artwork: "Untitled (Roses)" from Cy Twombly
Cy Twombly Untitled (Roses), 2008 yes Upper floor
Artwork: "Lepanto IV" from Cy Twombly
Cy Twombly Lepanto IV, 2001 yes Upper floor
Artwork: "Studio (with Bacchus Painting) (Gaeta)" from Cy Twombly
Cy Twombly Studio (with Bacchus Painting) (Gaeta), 2003 yes Upper floor
Artwork: "The Black Dress" from Alex Katz
Alex Katz The Black Dress, 1960 yes Ground floor
Artwork: "Thermopylae (Meudon)" from Cy Twombly
Cy Twombly Thermopylae (Meudon), 1990 yes Upper floor