Self-Portrait
Accession number TD1991.107.1
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 Material Information
Title: Self-Portrait painting
Physical Description: Artifact
Creator: Emil Jean Kosa, Jr. ( Artist )
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Figurative -- Portraits -- Allegory
Genre: painting
 Notes
Content description: Oil on canvas painting depicting large central nude male figure flanked by portraits, foliage, defoliated tree; self-portrait of artist spanning across the canvas depicting the aging process; cog wheels, politicians, the church are represented at bottom. Per vendor interpretation, imagery depicts: Upper corners: the artist's parents. Top, center: the almighty. Center: man idealized Grouped around the central figure: 11 self-portraits of the artist from birth to death. Between idealized man's legs: the city. At base: religion, politics. Two giant cogs that bear not only the obvious allusion to work and productivity, but as well suggest the wheel of fortune. The lily, as symbol of life, hope, resurrection; the gnarled tree as both opposite of and counter to the lily.
Preferred Citation: The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: WOLF001580
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: The Wolfsonian-Florida International University
Holding Location: The Wolfsonian FIU Object Collection
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: accession number - TD1991.107.1
Classification: Fine Art

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