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A Face to the World: On Self-Portraits

A Face to the World: On Self-Portraits

ISBN: 9780007118441
Publisher: HarperPress
Edition: Reprint
Publication Date: 2010-09-02
Number of pages: 320

Paperback. Pub Date :2010-09-02 Pages: 320 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins UK Focusing on the art of self-portraiture. this effortlessly engaging exploration of the lives of artists sheds fascinating light on some of the most extraordinary portraits in art history.Self-portraits catch your eye. They seem to do it deliberately. Walk into any art gallery and they draw attention to themselves. Come across them in the worlds museums and you get a strange shock of recognition. rather like glimpsing your own reflection . For in picturing themselves artists reveal something far deeper than their own physical looks: the truth about how they hope to be viewed by the world. and how they wish to see themselves.In this beautifully written and lavishly illustrated book. Laura Cumming. art critic of the Observer. investigates the drama of the self-portrait. from Durer. Rembrand...

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