Movember November is a month of raising awareness about men’s health, in particular about prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide. I cannot grow a mustache myself but I want to join this fantastic campaign by showing you stuff I would grow if I could:
A Gentle architectural artsy mustache
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Portrait of a Man with a Moustache (Supposed Self Portrait), c.1630, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
A Mysterious Mona Lisa mustache (and a goatee)
Marcel Duchamp, L.H.O.O.Q, Mona Lisa with moustache, 1919, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
A Surrealist mustache
Salvador Dali, Dalí’s Moustache, 1950, private collection
A Triple Van Gogh mustache
Vincent van Gogh, Two Self-Portraits and Several Details, 1886, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
A Handlebar van Dyck style
Anthony van Dyck, Self-portrait with a sunflower, 1632–33, collection of the Duke of Westminster
A Sombre Symbolist mustache
Edvard Munch, Self Portrait with Skeleton Arm, 1895, The British Museum, London
A Desperate French Fork
Gustave Courbet, The Desperate Man (Self-Portrait), 1845, private collection
A poetic mustache
Paula Modersohn-Becker, Portrait of Rainer Maria Rilke, 1906, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Magda, art historian and Italianist, she writes about art because she cannot make it herself. She loves committed and political artists like Ai Weiwei or the Futurists; like Joseph Beuys she believes that art can change us and we can change the world.
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