Description of the artwork «Self-portrait at the age of 13»
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Call sign ‘Happiness’: the fates of the portrayed children
Children are inquisitive. Often, even happy endings of fairy tales do not satisfy them — they keep wondering, ‘And what happened next?’ When they see a portrait of a child, they ask, ‘What happened next to this boy (or girl)?’ We are going to speak of what became of the young characters of famous artistic works. Most of them lived a fortunate, or at least bright, life. Arthive has selected some…
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From time to time, one cannot help but feel perplexed at the sight of four laconic letters ‘Anon’ that should denote the authorship of a certain painting of old. A little more satisfying is the inscription ‘Master of’ — followed by some German or Flemish town or an altar of some saint. Opening a list of artists from the 13th–15th centuries, one would find the letter ‘M’ in abundance — not…
Dürer: evolution of artistic self in 13 self-portraits
Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was the first artist in German art history, and in European art history as a whole, who started creating self-portraits. Viewed in chronological order, they form a unique history of the human self-discovery, the cognition of nature and God.