Andrew Wyeth, age 15 (self-portrait). On painting Christina's World..."The challenge to me was to do justice to her extraordinary conquest of a life which most people would consider hopeless... limited physically but by no means spiritually."

Andrew Wyeth, age 15 (self-portrait). On painting Christina's World..."The challenge to me was to do justice to her extraordinary conquest of a life which most people would consider hopeless... limited physically but by no means spiritually."

"The Mysterious Island" - Captain Nemo, 1918 by N. C. Wyeth by Plum leaves, via Flickr

"The Mysterious Island" - Captain Nemo, 1918 by N. C. Wyeth by Plum leaves, via Flickr

Oh for that caped, belted, loden coat--Andrew Wyeth, Cape Coat (Helga Pictures), 1982.

Oh for that caped, belted, loden coat--Andrew Wyeth, Cape Coat (Helga Pictures), 1982.

Vibrant Knife Painting by Françoise Nielly 2010 (via Scene 360); expressive, exhibiting a brute force, fascinating vital energy. Oil & knife combine sculpt images from incisive material to lend extra sensuality & charm; invigorating sharp style & freeing colors also liberates art's sexuality...

Vibrant Knife Painting by Françoise Nielly 2010 (via Scene 360); expressive, exhibiting a brute force, fascinating vital energy. Oil & knife combine sculpt images from incisive material to lend extra sensuality & charm; invigorating sharp style & freeing colors also liberates art's sexuality...

Robert Colquhoun (Scottish, 1914-1962), Self-portrait. 1940. Oil on canvas. Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh.

Robert Colquhoun (Scottish, 1914-1962), Self-portrait. 1940. Oil on canvas. Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh.

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