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John Ashbery’s most renowned collection of poetry — Winner of The Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award First released in , Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror is today regarded as one of the most important collections of poetry published in . Let’s be honest. It’s hard to take a dignified self-portrait in the mirror — to arrange your face casually, to half-pose without feeling contrived, to push the button without feeling a bit Author: Flavorwire Staff. 2 years ago to the day we published a post titled – 13 Fun Self Portrait Mirror was such a popular post and that still gets a lot of visitors to it today (and which spurred a lot of our readers to try their own shots) that we thought we’d create another one with 19 more self portrait mirror shots. Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror As Parmigianino did it, the right hand Bigger than the head, thrust at the viewer And swerving easily away, as though to protect What it advertises. A few leaded panes, old beams, Fur, pleated muslin, a coral ring run together In a movement supporting the face, which swims Toward and away like the hand.
Self-Portraits on Mirrors We placed the mirrors, markers, and erasers on a table. I invited children to look in the mirror at their faces and draw their faces on the mirrors with the markers to create self-portraits. Some children wanted to draw other things on the mirrors. Take Käthe Kollwitz's etching Self-portrait with Hand to her Forehead, reproduced in James Hall's new book. The head and hand fill the entire plate, leaving no . Wire Self-Portraits (via Small Hands Big Art) Wire can be bent and formed to create shapes and expressions. Such an original idea for creating interesting self-portraits. Magazine Self-Portraits (via Le DADA de l’Enfant Terrible) Cutting out magazine or print media features often makes for hilarious self-expressions. Flower Self-Portrait (via. "Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror" was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award and the National Book Critics' Circle Award. The long title poem, a meditation on Parmigianino's famous self-portrait, has become Ashbery's best-known poem. It is accompanied here by a number of shorter pieces - playful, witty, elusive.
Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror is the title of both the anchor poem and the collection in which it is found. The title poem was inspired by references the painting of the same name by Renaissance artist Francesco : John Ashbery. John Ashbery () is the author of over twenty books of poetry, including Chinese Whispers; Your Name Here ; Girls on the Run: A Poem; Wakefulness; Can You Hear, Bird ; And the Stars Were Shining; Hotel Lautrémont ; Flow Chart ; April Galleons ; A Wave, which won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize; Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, which received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the . This aptly titled new collectionthe seventhfrom the avant-garde aesthete is to be greeted with one hand clapping and the other scratching one's head. Ashbery is as much concerned with mind and form as Wallace Stevens, but in Ashbery's case, the words are not ""composed"" so much as they quirkily ""occur."" Luckily for us, his style also includes self-analysis that establishes his. Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror by John Ashbery: the portrait is the subject of a long poem in a poetry collection by Ashbery, both the poem and the collection of the same name. The book won all three of the major prizes awarded to collections by American poets. References [ Artist: Parmigianino.