Description of the artwork «Self-portrait»
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Encyclopedia of Painting
Portrait is a painting genre depicting a real-life person or a group of people. The word 'portrait' originated from the French word 'portraire', which in turn developed from the French phrase 'trait pour trait', meaning ‘line after line’, as a description of the action and creation of the portrait. But even better the essence of the phenomenon is reflected in the outdated name of portrait –…
Events and expositions
Albrecht Dürer in Milan: February-June, 2018
A monographic exhibition ALBRECHT DÜRER e il Rinascimento fra la Germania e l’Italia (ALBRECHT DÜRER and the Renaissance between Germany and Italy) will be on view at Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace) in Milan from February 21 to June 24, 2018.
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.