Met eigen ogen
Size: 17 x 24 cm
Price: € 19,95
Michelangelo would have said that artists are best in making their own portrait... It remains to be seen whether this story is true, but it is a fact that few painters or photographers have been able to resist the temptation of immortalizing themselves at least once.
No doubt the most famous painter of self-portraits has been Rembrandt, who immortalized himself about eighty times. He set the pace towards a long, continuous tradition in the Netherlands that has lasted till today. Especially the twentieth century is characterized by an unprecedented flowering of the genre. The Noordbrabants Museum gathers highlights of that century and follows the same line till today. It results in a fascinating exhibition that teaches you about all kinds of views of a self-portrait and at the same time a different self-reflection, through the eyes of a painter.
About sixty self-portraits have been brought together in a beautiful publication that, just like the exhibition, confronts you continuously with yourself. From Philip Akkerman to Carel Willink.