500 Self-Portraits

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This book presents an uninterrupted sequence of 500 self-portraits, 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 by many of the greatest painters and sculptors, including Durer, Rembrandt, Picasso and Andy Warhol. Presented without commentary, these works speak for themselves - a compelling collection for every student of art and human ...
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Overview

This book presents an uninterrupted sequence of 500 self-portraits, 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 by many of the greatest painters and sculptors, including Durer, Rembrandt, Picasso and Andy Warhol. Presented without commentary, these works speak for themselves - a compelling collection for every student of art and human nature.
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714843841
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publication date: 1/15/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 548
  • Sales rank: 978,752
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 2.12 (d)

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