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Rembrandt by Himself
     

Rembrandt by Himself

by Christopher White (Editor), Quentin Buvelot (Editor)
 
Scrutinizing his own features time and time again, Rembrandt left an extensive pictorial autobiography-his surviving self-portraits include 45 oil paintings, scores of drawings, and over 30 etchings. This absorbing book explores how Rembrandt's self-portraits developed over his life span, why the genre was so important in his work, and how his innovative style

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Scrutinizing his own features time and time again, Rembrandt left an extensive pictorial autobiography-his surviving self-portraits include 45 oil paintings, scores of drawings, and over 30 etchings. This absorbing book explores how Rembrandt's self-portraits developed over his life span, why the genre was so important in his work, and how his innovative style influenced his contemporaries.

Editorial Reviews

Julian Bell
The appeal of these paintings stems from our capacity to empathize with the subject. As we turn to the portraits, the subject's eyes draw ours into their darkness, and we infer a consciousness. We feel that this consciousness is of the same stuff as our own...
London Review of Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300077896
Publisher:
National Gallery London
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
National Gallery London Publications
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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