Rembrandt self-portrait from 1659 at the age of 53 : Self-portrait, Rembrandt van Rijn  Rembrandt painted this remarkable self-portrait in 1659, after he had suffered frorm personal financial collapse. Much can be read into his expression, but the painting itself is a triumph.

Rembrandt self-portrait from 1659 at the age of 53 : Self-portrait, Rembrandt van Rijn Rembrandt painted this remarkable self-portrait in 1659, after he had suffered frorm personal financial collapse. Much can be read into his expression, but the painting itself is a triumph.

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Self Portrait, by Lucien Freud. I have looked at this to portray an image of Freud without the stretched and distorted effects applied by Bacon, in a series of three paintings.

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I like the idea of a self portrait using mixed media - might have to use this one for class, perhaps pick 4 artists and styles? Picasso, Dali, LItchenstein, Rembrant, etc. Must pick 4 artists that we studied in class.

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Francis Bacon. Self-Portrait. 1969. --I cannot help wondering what put him over the edge (if anything)--some artists are wack, some are just good at digging into what that "wack" must feel like...

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Self portrait (Adelaide Road), 1939, Spencer, Stanley (1891-1959) / Ex-Edward James Foundation, Sussex, UK / Bridgeman Images

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