The Sailor: Self-Portrait by Vladimir Tatlin

Title: The Sailor: Self-Portrait
Date: 1911-12
Movement: Cubism
Media: Oil on canvas
Location: The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Tatlin displays an early interest in mixed media in this self-portrait. The combination of different textures of paint with some areas having a heavy application of paint and others thin strokes. The subject is centred and monumental with regards to the other figures and the background of the painting, and he is the obvious focal feature.

Artist: Vladimir Tatlin
Born: 28 December 1885, Kharkov, Ukraine
Died: 31 May 1953, Moscow, Russia

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