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The Resource The self-portrait : a cultural history, James Hall

The self-portrait : a cultural history, James Hall

Label
The self-portrait : a cultural history
Title
The self-portrait
Title remainder
a cultural history
Statement of responsibility
James Hall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This broad cultural history of self-portraiture brilliantly maps the history of the genre, from the earliest myths of Narcissus and the Christian tradition of bearing witness to the prolific self-image-making of todays contemporary artists. Focusing on a perennially popular subject, the book tells the vivid history of works that offer insights into artists personal, psychological, and creative worlds. Topics include the importance of the medieval mirror craze in early self-portraiture; the confessional self-portraits of Titian and Michelangelo; the mystique of the artists studio, from Vermeer to Velazquez; the role of biography and geography for serial self-portraitists such as Courbet and Van Gogh; the multiple selves of modern and contemporary artists such as Cahun and Sherman; and recent developments in the era of globalization. Comprehensive and beautifully illustrated, the book features the work of a wide range of artists including Beckmann, Caravaggio, Durer, Gentileschi, Ghiberti, Giotto, Goya, Kahlo, Kauffman, Magritte, Mantegna, Picasso, Poussin, Raphael, Rembrandt and Van Eyck. The full range of the subject is explored, including comic and caricature self-portraits, invented or imaginary self-portraits, and important collections of self-portraiture such as that of the Medici
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Hall, James
Dewey number
757
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Artists
  • Self-portraits
  • Self-portraits
  • Portraits
  • Portraits
  • Art appreciation
Target audience
general
Label
The self-portrait : a cultural history, James Hall
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Medieval Origins -- 2.A Craze for Mirrors -- 3.The Artist in Society -- 4.The Renaissance Artist As Hero -- 5.Mock-Heroic Self-Portraits -- 6.The Artist's Studio -- 7.At The Crossroads -- 8.Coming Home: Into The Nineteenth Century -- 9.Sex And Genius -- 10.Beyond The Face: Modern And Contemporary Self-Portraits
Control code
000052683009
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780500239100
Other physical details
colour illustrations
Label
The self-portrait : a cultural history, James Hall
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Medieval Origins -- 2.A Craze for Mirrors -- 3.The Artist in Society -- 4.The Renaissance Artist As Hero -- 5.Mock-Heroic Self-Portraits -- 6.The Artist's Studio -- 7.At The Crossroads -- 8.Coming Home: Into The Nineteenth Century -- 9.Sex And Genius -- 10.Beyond The Face: Modern And Contemporary Self-Portraits
Control code
000052683009
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780500239100
Other physical details
colour illustrations

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