Friday, January 25, 2008

What I am looking at now: 500 Self Portraits

I am really enjoying a book my niece gave me for Christmas "500 Self-Portraits" by Julian Bell. Published by Taschen (one of my favorite publishers) it is a wonderful little book of artists self portraits. I have always loved Frida and her obsession with painting the interior world she experienced reflected through her own likeness, but it really is fascinating to see how other artists have viewed themselves as well; what they choose to reveal and omit in their created likeness. Each portrait takes a full page, and it gives the viewer a great feel of art history without all the words attached. It's a keeper. :)

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