Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Best Facial Hair Nominations

Taking nominations for "Artists with best facial hair." 


Please include link-URL in your comment. We'll do a poll of the top ten later in the week.
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Left: Fritz von Uhde; Right: Salvador Dali.

20 comments:

Gregory Lee said...

The impetus behind the Moustache Man's art was to "raise awareness for the tens of people in the world who are born with the horrible, unsightly condition where your moustache grows into the word moustache,"

http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/37980/moustache-man-nycs-irrepressible-subway-artist-humbled-at-the-hands-of-the-law/

Gregory Lee said...

Frida Kahlo
Self-Portrait with Monkey

http://www.artchive.com/artchive/k/kahlo/kahlo_selfmonkey.jpg

GuzBoroda said...
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GuzBoroda said...

I was always fascinated by Aivazovsky facial hair style Here one of his portrait — http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d7/Aivazovsky_portrait_by_Tyranov.jpg and another one — http://uploads4.wikipaintings.org/images/ivan-aivazovsky/self-portrait-1874.jpg

P.T. Waugh said...

What about the "Jim Gurney Rust Belt"?

Larry said...

Hard to compete with Dali, but Courbet, as he appears in his painting La rencontre, ou "Bonjour Monsieur Courbet"

Arriviste said...

Came here to say, "Frida Kahlo." Leaving satisfied.

Ryan said...

Anyone for Caspar Friedrich?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gerhard_von_K%C3%BCgelgen_portrait_of_Friedrich.jpg

All serious artists should consider facial hair as a form of artistic self-expression.

Darren Kingsley said...

Craziest or best? Sargent wins for best.

Rachele said...

Leonardo Da Vinci - self portrait
1512 - red chalk on paper

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f9/Leonardo_da_Vinci_-_Self-Portrait_-_WGA12798.jpg

Rettakat said...

The eyebrows, sideburns and mustache... who else but Frida Kahlo!

But I see Gregory Lee already left a link to the same self-portrait I was going to suggest. :-)

Super Villain said...

i say we get james to grow a
monkey tail beard
and nominate him for the best facial hair by an artist! whos with me!

HKP said...

Man Ray

http://pdunne.aiwsites.com/biography.htm

fred said...

Many excellent candidates in this post from my blog: http://fredhatt.com/blog/2011/07/05/the-artists-beard/

Lee Smith said...

And, for another artist amongst the living, Alexey Steele.

http://www.fineartsla.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/darter_alexeysteele_267.jpg

Beata1977 said...
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Beata1977 said...

I don't want to nominate them, but here you can find interesting mustaches.

Mustaches of Hungarian type (the page is called Hungarian mustaches): http://www.magyarbajusz.hu/node/31

Mustaches and hussards:
http://www.hussards-photos.com/Moustache_home.htm#1

Beata1977 said...

Count Lajos Batthyany (1807-1849), prime minister of Hungary (1848), executed at the behest of the Austrian emperor at the end of the Hungarian revolution and independence war (1849). This painting was made by the noted painter, Miklos Barabas.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/43/Barabas-batthyany.jpg

Katarina Oberg said...

One more vote here for Frida Kahlo.

Beata1977 said...

Sorry I misunterstood, the person I've nominated (January 25, 2012 7:04 AM), wasn't an artist...