self-portrait

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…

Today, like so many other historical works, Albrecht Dürer's "Self-Portrait" from 1500 is taken for granted as a masterpiece. That, however, was not always the case. This podcast episode explores the…

Who was Artemisia Gentileschi and how does she portray herself in this rare self-portrait? Letizia Treves, the James and Sarah Sassoon Curator of Later Italian, Spanish, and French 17th-century…