Self-Portraits of the Masters Essay by The Research Group

Self-Portraits of the Masters
A paper examining the self-portraits of three artists autobiographically.
# 73061 | 1,350 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Art (Artists) , Art (History) , Art (General)

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This paper provides an examination of how the self portraits of three artists--Rembrandt, Gauguin and Cezanne-- work autobiographically. The paper looks at how the self-portraits reveal glimpses into the lives of the artists as well as their place in history.

From the Paper:

"It has been said that art imitates life. Certainly this seems to be the case in many artistic works throughout history and will most likely continue to be the case in the work of generations of artists yet to come. This is reflected most, perhaps, in the self-portraits of artists, as the very notion of self-portraiture implies some amount of introspection and personal experience. This is why many such self-portraits are said to be-at least in part-autobiographical in nature. Here we will examine..."

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