Saturday, October 16, 2010

albrech durer; 3 self-portraits

interesting to see the progression of self-portraiture by albrecht durer, at different stages of his life.

1493, a marriage portrait - given to his fiancee

1498 - after his return from Italy - dressed as a Venetian nobleman.

1500 - an unusual self-portrait for the time, as he is directly facing forward.

for an interesting bit on this, see The Moment of Self-Portraiture in German Renaissance Art, ch 4 - The Artist as Christ by Joseph Leo Koerner (University of Chicago Press, 1993).

on a completely random and unrelated note, i need to stop listening and singing along to "all i want for christmas is you" from the celtic thunder christmas album.  it's such a happy song!  i can't wait for christmas :)

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