Self-portrait with amber necklace by Paula Modersohn-Becker

Self portrait with amber necklace by Paula Modersohn Becker

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 color range. She comprehends this world and its artistic techniques change depending on creative tasks.

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.

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