self-portrait

#museumselfie day: Seven artists’ self-portraits

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 […]

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‘Selfies’ from the Past

We’re probably all guilty of taking a ‘selfie’ now and then – just a quick picture of yourself to show where you are or what you are doing that you upload to Facebook or Instagram. If you wanted to, you could also use your face as a perfect model for a new drawing or painting. […]

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Europeana Twinsies

Europeana Twinsies: Classic Masterpieces with a Twist

Today we have an exciting announcement to make. Here at Europeana we are massive fans of Hawaiian artist and photographer Cheyne Gallarde, made famous through his self-portrait project entitled Universe of One. Funded via Kickstarter, his series of self-portraits transform him into an ever-expanding catalogue of characters. Inspired by the work of Cindy Sherman, he […]

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