History of self portraiture

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A visual tour of some artists who have created self portraits, from Rembrandt to Chuck Close

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History of self portraiture

  1. 1. • A self-portrait is a representation of an artist, drawn, painted, photographed, or sculpted by the artist.
  2. 2. • In the 15th century, artists first started frequently depicting themselves as either the main subject, or as important characters in their One of the earliest self-portraits ever work. made: Man with Turban by Jan Van Eyck, 1433
  3. 3. • With better and cheaper mirrors, many painters, sculptors and printmakers tried some form of self- portraiture.
  4. 4. • Durer was one of the first artists to systematically do self portraits over the course of his lifeAlbrecht Durer – Self-Portrait Age 13, 1484
  5. 5. Albrecht Durer – Self- Portrait with Pillow Age 20, 1491
  6. 6. Albrecht Durer – Self- Portrait Age 22, 1493
  7. 7. Albrecht Durer – Self-Portrait Age 28, 1500
  8. 8. Age 23 Age 23 Age 28 Age 54 Age 55 Age 63Rembrandt did the same a century and a half later…
  9. 9. Lorenzo Ghiberti – SelfPortrait on Baptistry Doors Age 20, 1484
  10. 10. ArtemisiaGentileschi
  11. 11. Judith Leyster
  12. 12. Da Vinci – Study for an Angel (not a self portrait obviously)This is him…
  13. 13. El Greco
  14. 14. Van Gogh
  15. 15. Kikuchi Yosai, 1856
  16. 16. Yan Pei-Ming, 2000
  17. 17. Robert Arneson – Chemo Self- Portrait, 1992
  18. 18. Robert Arneson – California Artist
  19. 19. Brian Castellani
  20. 20. Chuck Close
  21. 21. Pulp Paper Portrait
  22. 22. Cindy Sherman
  23. 23. Egon Schiele
  24. 24. Egon Schiele
  25. 25. Francis Bacon
  26. 26. Francis Bacon
  27. 27. Francis Bacon
  28. 28. Henri Rousseau
  29. 29. Frida Kahlo
  30. 30. Frida Kahlo
  31. 31. Lucien Freud –Reflection (Self- Portrait)
  32. 32. Max Beckman
  33. 33. Elizabeth Peyton
  34. 34. Jenny Saville

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