THE SELF-PORTRAIT
THE SELF-PORTRAIT

THE SELF-PORTRAIT BOOK

THAMES & HUDSON - PAPERBACK BOOK
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In this broad cultural survey, James Hall brilliantly maps the history of self-portraiture, from the earliest myths of Narcissus and the Christian tradition of `bearing witness' to the prolific self-image-making of today's contemporary artists. Along the way he reveals the importance of the medieval `mirror craze'; the confessional self-portraits of Titian and Michelangelo; the role of biography for serial self-portraitists such as Courbet and van Gogh; themes of sex and genius in works by Munch and Bonnard; and the latest developments in our globalized age. Hall covers the full range of self-portraits, from comic and caricature self-portraits to `invented' or imaginary ones, and looks deeply into the worlds and mindsets of the artists who have created them. Offering a rich and lively history, this is an essential read for all those interested in this most enduringly popular and humane of art forms.

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Author: JAMES HALL Format: Paperback ISBN: 9780500292112 Size: 152 x 229 x 27.94mm Pages: 288 Publisher: THAMES & HUDSON
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