Help me identify this painting please
September 3, 2010 3:59 PM   Subscribe

Can you identify the painting on Steiner's Wall.

Can anyone identify the painting that appears on the wall above the man's shoulder between 1:33 and 1:35. We bought a homemade looking painting at a flea market. Never thought it was anything other than someone's home art project. But there I was watching La Dolce Vita and saw that my homemade painting was a copy of something. What is the original it is based on and who painted it? It is kind of ugly in an oddly alluring way. Thanks in advance.
posted by JoeyDee to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
For benefit of future hunters: this one?

Sorry, no idea :(
posted by supercres at 4:17 PM on September 3, 2010

Cleaned up a bit.

Can you post a picture of your copy? It might be easier to identify (i.e., see details) that way.
posted by supercres at 4:30 PM on September 3, 2010

Here is a photo
posted by JoeyDee at 7:35 PM on September 3, 2010

Looks like Picasso to me or an imitation of his blue period style.
posted by lee at 8:24 PM on September 3, 2010

It doesn't look to me like those are the same painting. Look at the angle of the line of the eyebrows.
posted by LobsterMitten at 8:41 PM on September 3, 2010

It's L'apprenti ouvrier by Georges Rouault. It's a self-portrait and the style is slightly different from his usual one (which threw me off for a few minutes). Your version is obviously inspired by it.
posted by elgilito at 2:17 AM on September 4, 2010 [1 favorite]

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