self-portrait

Drawing a line from centuries of Confucian tradition to today’s selfie-culture, Likeness and Legacy in Korean Portraiture presents exquisite traditional draft and finished paintings alongside…
One of the greatest chroniclers of twentieth-century America, Alice Neel was born in a small town near Philadelphia in 1900, but made her mark as a “painter of people,” as she humbly called herself,…
As American states levy an unprecedented amount of anti-trans bill proposals, the art of drag is gaining traction. We’ve rounded up artists who, whether working in drag or drag adjacent, have…
Rembrandt van Rijn is one of history's most prolific painters of self-portraits, and as a result, we have an uncommonly intimate window into his life.
A celebrated painter in her own time, Thérèse Schwartze later fell into obscurity. Now she is being rediscovered.
Pregnancy is a common experience of women that is rarely seen in historic portraiture.

Van Gogh peers out of the canvas with a sidelong, suspicious glance. With hollowed cheeks and a full…

Self-portraits fulfill two purposes: not only do they give insight into the art of one particular time period, but they also shed light onto the self-perception of the artist. A new…