100 Days of Art History Jinjins


Portrait of Madame X

This painting is very famous. I didn't know very much about it this first time I painted it, just that it was iconic and recognizable. I thought that maybe by painting myself as this archetype of beauty, I could confer some of that mystique on myself.

You can see I'm still reinterpreting the original image a bit--I have a messy bun instead of a classy neat one like in the original painting.

Toward the end of the project, I redid old entries to compare progress and give the original artworks their proper due. You can see my redo of Madame X at entry 96.

Reference image from Wikipeda. This painting now hangs at the Met.

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