#Self-portraits

Women Artists

Meet Catharina van Hemessen: The Female Renaissance Artist You Haven’t Heard About

Do you know which artist created the very first self-portrait depicting themselves at work? Let me introduce you to Catharina van Hemessen. She was...

Anna Ingram 28 September 2022

Post-Impressionism

10 Vincent van Gogh’s Self-Portraits You Need to Know

Vincent van Gogh created 36 self-portraits in the space of only 10 years. These works are an amazing source of knowledge not only of how Van Gogh...

Zuzanna Stańska 26 September 2022

Women Artists

The Beautiful Self-Portraits of Abigail de Andrade

History of art is full of fascinating female artists: Artemisia Gentileschi, Mary Cassatt, Tarsila do Amaral, Tamara de Lempicka… Now, I would like...

Rute Ferreira 19 September 2022

Women Artists

10 Most Famous Self-Portraits by Female Artists

Although known as a modern day invention, selfies have actually been around for centuries, albeit in the more traditional form of self-portraits.

Charlotte Stace 19 September 2022

Marietta Robusti, Self Portrait with Madrigal Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Self-Portrait with Madrigal by Marietta Robusti

The Venetian Renaissance painter Marietta Robusti has recently caused a stir in the art history world. Although only a few works are attributed to...

Anna Ingram 15 September 2022

Women Artists

The Mirror and the Palette: 500 Years of Women’s Self Portraits

This is a review of the book The Mirror and the Palette. Rebellion, Revolution, and Resilience: Five Hundred Years of Women’s Self Portraits by...

Candy Bedworth 6 September 2022

Review

Gio Swaby’s First Solo Show on Tour Through the States

Women and people of color are severely underrepresented as artists in the Western art tradition. Praised masterpieces hang on the walls of major...

James W Singer 25 August 2022

Photography

The Mystery of Vincent Van Gogh’s Photos

Vincent van Gogh famously recorded himself in numerous self-portraits, but he hated photography and supposedly he never sat for a photo as an adult.

Zuzanna Stańska 11 August 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Self-Portrait at 28 by Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer loved self-portraits. In the first half of his life, he made a series of them. The earliest was made in 1484, when the artist was a...

Zuzanna Stańska, 21 July 2022

Pontormo Detail from The Visitation Mannerism

Pontormo: The Neglected Renaissance Painter

Pontormo was a Renaissance painter, admired by both Michelangelo and Raphael. His first apprenticeship was in Leonardo da Vinci's workshop. His work is treasured by The National Gallery and The Uffizi. His luminous work is truly magnificent, so why is he so neglected?

Guest Profile 18 July 2022

Artist Stories

The Dutch Master of Selfies: Rembrandt’s 6 Magnificent Self-Portraits

Rembrandt van Rijn, one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art, was born exactly 416 years ago in Leiden, Netherlands. Today,...

Zuzanna Stańska 15 July 2022

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Tamara de Lempicka’s Autoportrait (Tamara in a Green Bugatti)

Heralded as one of the greatest Polish artists of all time, Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980) painted the aristocracy in France and the United States in...

Isabella Hill 11 July 2022