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A review of the history of the self-portrait through the works of 10 masters

The Best Self-portraits

by G. Fernández - theartwolf.com
The genre of the self-portrait was born, of course, in the Renaissance, when the History of Art became the History of Artists. Since then, the self-portraits have turned into one of the richest and most fascinating genres of the history of painting.

In these pages we will try to make a brief and subjective review of 10 of the most important and original self-portraits of the History of Western Painting. Perhaps they are not the best or the most famous, but the 10 works displayed here form a fascinating trip to the soul of some of the most important Art masters from the last five centuries; from early Renaissance masters like Albrecht Dürer or Leonardo da Vinci to contemporary figures such as Francis Bacon or Jean-Michele Basquiat

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10 SELECTED SELF-PORTRAITS

(in chronological order)

Albrecht Dürer:
Self-portrait as an Ecce Homo, c.1500

Leonardo da Vinci:
Self-portrait, c.1512

Rembrandt van Rijn:
Self-portrait, 1659

Vincent van Gogh:
Self-portrait with bandaged ear, 1889

Pablo Picasso:
Self-portrait, 1901

Egon Schiele:
Self-portrait, 1911

Max Beckmann:
Self-portrait with glass of champagne, 1919

Frida Kahlo:
The broken column (Self-portrait), 1944

Francis Bacon:
Self-portrait, 1971

Jean-Michelle Basquiat:
Self-portrait, 1982


Vincent van Gogh - autorretrato


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