Which artist hasn’t tried to do a self-portrait? I know I have – many times and I never could get it right! Mind, you though, neither could anyone else. I have an odd face – with no really distinguishing features: nothing that stands out. The master of the self-portrait was Rembrandt van Rijn, he painted his every year. But Vincent Van Gogh also painted a lot of self portraits in his life time too. His portraits are mirror images of how his face appeared reflected in his mirror. This video is a wonderful chronicle of his self portraits, and there are also lots of them here. I don’t have a particular favorite – but I do like the ones where he is wearing the straw hat and the ones where you can see lots of brushstrokes (in other words – most of them:)) Which ones do you like the most and why?
by Philip Scott Johnson
video by eggman913 Thanks!