self portraits

Marketing/ advertising, wish fulfillment, cheap models, stylistic experimentation….

…there are certainly a lot of reasons to paint self-portraits.  I consider it the most intriguing subgenre of figurative art.

kollwitz_self portrait drawing

Kollwitz

anguissola_chess game

Anguissola

gentileschi_self portrait as allegory of painting

Gentileschi, Self-portrait as the allegory of painting

kahlo_self-portrait with monkeys

Kahlo

kahlo_two fridas

Kahlo

maury_tee dee sea

Maury

PaulaBecker_SelfPortraitPregnant

Modersohn-Becker

raphael_double portrait

Raphael (behind)

rembrandt

Rembrandt

runge_self portrait

Runge

carrington self portrait

Carrington

schiele_double self portrait

Schiele (double self-portrait)

schiele_self portrait as st sebastian

Schiele (as St. Sebastian)

schiele_selfportrait

Schiele

Smith, Jane Quick-To-See - The Red Mean-Self Portrait3

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

sofonisba anguissola_self port 1610

Anguissola

vigeelebrun_self port with daughter

Vigée-Lebrun

vigeelebrun_self port

Vigée-Lebrun

kollwitz_death and woman_self portrait

Kollwitz, Death and Woman

kollwitz_call of death

Kollwitz, Call of Death

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