500 Self-Portraits

Introduction by Julian Bell
548 pages
481 color + 16 B&W illustrations
7.3 x 5 inches

The challenge of creating their own likenesses has proven irresistible to artists throughout the ages. This striking and sensitive compilation presents 500 self-portraits in chronological order. It includes painting, drawing, sculpture and photography all the way from ancient Egypt to the late twentieth century. There are powerfully evocative works by many of the world's greatest painters and sculptors, from Dürer and Rembrandt to Frida Kahlo and Andy Warhol. Each image is both a work of art and an exploration of the psychology of self-perception. Presented without commentary, these works speak for themselves and form a compelling collection for every student of art and human nature.