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Friday, September 10, 2010

The Weekly Portrait: Virginia Woolf by Vanessa Bell (1912)

This week, a portrait, without a face:

13 comments:

  1. Gosh, it looks just like Nicole Kidman in The Hours, even without the face. Eerie.

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  2. I just love the texture in this portrait. Thanks for sharing it, Hannah!

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  3. Beautiful portrait - I love the lack of features in the face, it leaves you free to guess the mood of the sitter.

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  4. I like the new look blog, very nice. It's a great portrait as well - amazing how unimportant the face is in this that a blank will do.

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  5. Dear All,

    Glad that the WP has gone down well this week...

    Brit - I have *never* seen The Hours, but I love Virginia Woolf and Simon at Stuck in a Book was singing its praises as well this week, so I think that it may be time for a trip to the Amazon DVD library....

    Zibilee - you are most welcome. yes, It looks as though it has been painted on fabric doesn't it?

    Tonia - that is so true... I personally imagine that she is asleep though.

    Desperate Reader - Thank you so much...

    Thanks for commenting folks,

    and Bon Weekend!

    Hannah

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  7. I just finished "To the Lighthouse" and read "A Room of One's Own" Last year. I love V. Woolf!

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  8. Hi Hannah

    I love these portraits - very interesting! Thanks for your comments on my blog - and sorry I seemed to ignore them, actually I had set up notifications wrongly, so I wasn't seeing them. Doh!

    Sarah

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  9. ItsJUSTme - thanks so much for leaving a comment - I think that Woolf is marvellous although I actually prefer her letters and life writing to her novels (which I do love as well of course). She is number one on my fantasy list of people whom I would have liked to correspond with.

    Sarah - Don't worry at all! I have, at times, got really stressed about comments - worrying about how best to respond and how to keep up. I went through a phase of responding directly to each person by email and I am currently (as you can see!) doing it in the open on the blog, and think I am kind of happy with that but it is quite demanding and I am not offended at all. You have a lovely blog and thanks for visiting mine.

    Ok - Ta ta for now all.

    Hannah

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  10. Love this!! and love her! I'm about to start 'to the lighthouse' and recently found a copy of 'writer's diary' in a resale shop!

    you MUST see the hours!

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  11. I love Woolf - I wrote my university thesis on her and had such fun doing it. Beautiful image.

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  12. Daniel - isn't it lovely?! Enjoy To The Lighthouse... The Hours is on my list.

    Bloomsbury Bell - That sounds like a pretty good subject to me, I'm glad that you like the image.

    thanks so muh for your visits and comments

    Hannah

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  13. I love this painting. I don't know why but sometimes a blank face conveys much more than one that's painted in.

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