This book presents an uninterrupted sequence of 500 self-portraits, in chronological order from ancient Egypt to the late twentieth century. The challenge of creating their own likeness has proved irresistible to artists, and included here are powerful and evocative works by many of the world’s greatest painters and sculptors, including Dürer, Rembrandt, Picasso and Andy Warhol. Each image is both a work of art and a study in psychology and self-perception – an idea taken up by the book’s mirrored jacket, where the reader’s own face becomes the 501st self-portrait.
Presented without commentary, these works speak for themselves – a compelling collection for every student of art and human nature. The illuminating introduction is by painter and writer Julian Bell.
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|Ano da edição||2004/04/01|