The Self-portrait - from autobiography and authenticity to mythmaking and disguise. In this book, the English curator, Natalie Rudd, examines the self-portrait over 700 years, the genre's international appeal and the historical contexts within which self-portraits have developed.
Rudd considers the significance of self-portraits today, commenting on works by artists from Michelangelo, Rembrandt and van Gogh to Frida Kahlo, Cindy Sherman and Zanele Muholi.
The book questions assumptions and uncovers changing concepts of selfhood at a time when we are exploring concepts of identity more than ever before.
Dimensions: H: 21.6 x W: 13.8 x D: 1.7 cm , paperback
Author Natalie Rudd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson