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Self Portrait Paintings

Why did artists paint self portraits?

The idea of representing oneself through visual art encapsulates the attraction of self-portraits, with some artists finding great pleasure in being able to accurately capture their ever-changing selves.


Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting (1638 - 1639) Artemisia Gentileschi 


Le Désespéré (1845) Gustave Courbet


Portrait of a Man in a Red Turban (1433) Jan van Eyck 


Self-Portrait in a Straw Hat (1782) Louse Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun


Self-Portrait (1500) Albrecht Durer


Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear (1889) Vincent van Gogh 


Self-Portrait (1878 - 1880) Paul Cézanne


Las Meninas (1656) Diego Velazquez


Self-Portrait with Halo and Snake (1889) Paul Gauguin


Self-Portrait (1660) Rembrandt van Rijn