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500 Self-Portraits

500 Self-Portraits


500 Self-Portraits

By Liz Rideal

"This newly published edition curates a collection of chronologically ordered self-portraits that explore and express the many ways in which artists have found to represent themselves throughout the years... Perfect for both the art-obsessed and the selfie-obsessed, incorporating, a variety of artistic techniques, profound imagery and modern culture into one book, encapsulating the reader in a wonderful journey throughout the ages about, what we now refer to as, the selfie." —

"Flowing chronologically from antiquity to the present day, this volume takes the reader through the apparently infinite ways artists have found to represent themselves in sculptures, etchings, paintings, film, installations and conceptual works." —Art Mag

"Explore the fascinating ways that artists from antiquity to the present day have chosen to paint themselves with this beautiful selection of self-portraits." —Artists & Illustrators Magazine

A compelling collection of self-portraits from throughout recorded history, revised to include captivating contemporary works.

The challenge of interpreting and recreating their own likenesses has proven irresistible to artists throughout the ages. Originally published more than 80 years ago and last revised in 2000, this wholly new edition for 2018 presents a selection of powerfully evocative works by many of the world's greatest artists—from Dürer and Rembrandt to Marina Abramović, David Hockney, and Cindy Sherman—working in painting, photography, sculpture, and performance. Flowing in a chronological sequence, with interspersed artist quotes, it features essays by Julian Bell and Liz Rideal. This is both a useful resource and a thoughtful celebration of a much-loved art form.

588 pages
Phaidon Press, 2018
5.5 x 2.1 x 7.6 inches
ISBN 9780714875958
Portraiture, Art History

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