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500 Self-Portraits
     

500 Self-Portraits

by Julian Bell
 

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A very special gift for art lovers of all ages and tastes, 500 Self-Portraits offers a rare glimpse into the mirrors of history's finest painters, sculptors, and photographers. Portraits have long been an endless source of fascination, responding to the basic human impulse to look at faces-and to try to understand the character beneath them. This handsome book,

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A very special gift for art lovers of all ages and tastes, 500 Self-Portraits offers a rare glimpse into the mirrors of history's finest painters, sculptors, and photographers. Portraits have long been an endless source of fascination, responding to the basic human impulse to look at faces-and to try to understand the character beneath them. This handsome book, with its stunning reflective jacket, is a compelling collection of self-portraits by many of the world's greatest artists, presented in chronological order from ancient Egypt to the present. The challenge of creating their own likeness has proved irresistible to artists, and included here are powerful and evocative works from a broad range of legendary talents, from Durer, Michelangelo, and Rembrandt to Picasso, Warhol, and Koons. Painter and writer Julien Bell contributes a lively and illuminating introduction that explores the notion of self-portraiture and puts it into its proper cultural context.

About the Author:

Julien Bell is both a painter and a writer. He's the author of Bonnard (1994) and What is Painting?: Representation and Modern Art (1999), and is a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement, Modern Painters, and the Guardian.

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Perhaps no particular type of painting, etching, drawing, or sculpture intrigues us as much as the self-portrait, for in it, we are convinced, we can find a window into the artist's very soul. 500 Self-Portraits presents, in chronological order, the greatest self-portraits from across the history of art, from ancient Egypt to the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714843841
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
01/15/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
548
Sales rank:
593,941
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.45(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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