Today is #MuseumSelfie day, where museum-goers are encouraged to have fun by taking selfies in museums.
But museums have been home to another kind of selfie for many years: the self-portrait.
We’ve selected seven self-portrait paintings to get a sense of the ways in which artists have portrayed themselves through time.
From Albrecht Dürer, an artist aware of his public image and reputation, to Paula Modersohn-Becker, the first female artist to paint a nude self-portrait, these artists show thoughts and feelings about themselves, their art and the societies in which they live and work.
EXPLORE MORE Artists’ self-portraits in this gallery
By Adrian Murphy, Europeana Foundation