A Face to the World: On Self-portraits

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HarperPress, 2009 - Portrait painting - 309 pages
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Focusing on the extraordinary art of self-portraiture, this book examines the lives of artists through their self-portraits. Drawing on art, biography, literature, history and philosophy, it considers the intimate truths and elaborate fictions of self-portraiture.Her intelligence and humanity are used less to impress us with theories than persuade us ... how great her subjects are. I closed this delightful book book inspired by genuine insights into how some mostly long gone but very brilliant talents 'chose to present themselves'... -- Serena Davies, Telegraph Saturday July 25, 2009

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I found this very satisfying. It was like having a wonderful gossip session with an art historian friend. So, I felt like I was learning a little bit and having a lot of fun. Read full review


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