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Artists' Self Portraits

written by Omar Calabrese

Abbeville Press Inc. | ISBN 9780789208941

Hardback – 391 pages


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Omar Calabrese, art historian at the University of Sienna, follows the path of artists' self-portraits from the Renaissance to contemporary times. Calabrese outlines the early functions and meanings of self-portraits as symbols of autonomy and celebrity, and traces the changes in contemporary artists' self-portraits, which often question self image and identity with ambiguous representations. This insightful and lavishly illustrated history features 300 pictures by artists such as Durer, Velázquez, Vigée Le Brun, Ingres, Degas, Matisse, Ensor, Schiele, Kahlo, Man Ray and Lichtenstein.

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