In the rich artistic heritage of Paula Modersohn-Becker there are two “Self-Portrait with an amber necklace.” This one was written in 1905, the neck is tenderly embraced by a light yellow amber – a solar stone. And this creates a sunny mood that shines in her thoughtful eyes.
The portrait is very different from his “namesake”, written a year later. That portrait is famous for the fact that the artist portrayed herself naked, but in an amber necklace.
Returning to the 1905 self-portrait. Here everything is done in a strict manner – from the classic suit to the exquisite
Paula looks at us and, as it were, past us, she is immersed in her own thoughts, there is not even a shade of sadness, but there is a magical, exciting world of an artist that is filled with harmony and an eternal thirst for creation.