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The Self-Portrait

Author: James Hall.

The Self-Portrait

Author: James Hall.

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Item #: D22685
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
Publication Date: 2016
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 9780500292112
In our self-confessional era, the self-portrait speaks eloquently to us, but artists have explored its power and potential for centuries. In this broad cultural survey, James Hall maps the history of self-portraiture, revealing the importance of the medieval mirror craze, the Christian tradition of "bearing witness," the explosion of the genre during the Renaissance, and the confessional self-portraits of Titian ... More
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In our self-confessional era, the self-portrait speaks eloquently to us, but artists have explored its power and potential for centuries. In this broad cultural survey, James Hall maps the history of self-portraiture, revealing the importance of the medieval mirror craze, the Christian tradition of "bearing witness," the explosion of the genre during the Renaissance, and the confessional self-portraits of Titian and Michelangelo, while the 120 illustrations include works by Caravaggio, Dürer, Gauguin, Giotto, Goya, Kahlo, Koons, Magritte, Mantegna, Munch, Picasso, Raphael, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Warhol.


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