Myself: Portraits by 40 Great Artists

Myself: Portraits by 40 Great Artists by Juliet Heslewood

Format: Hardback, 96 Pages
ISBN: 9780711235526
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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Self-portraits have been created by man from ancient times through to the Middle Ages and beyond, for many different reasons and in many different forms.

Juliet Heslewood, art historian and author of Mother, Lover and Child, brings together a compelling collection of artists’ self-portraits, and tells the stories behind each of the artworks featured. Looking at each work, considering its individual history and examining the motivations behind its creation can reveal much about the artist, and about the time and place in which it was made. The images are shown chronologically, and the changing nature of the subject can be seen as time rolls forward over centuries to the present day.

From Durer, Da Vinci and Rembrandt, to Van Gogh, Matisse and Kahlo, the book features over forty self-portraits and provides a fascinating combination of biographical anecdote and art history.

Features work from the following collections:

Louvre, Paris

Musée Picasso, Paris

V&A, London

National Gallery, London

Tate Gallery, London

Ashmolean, Oxford

Alte Pinakothek, Munich

National Gallery of Art, Washington

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Sistine Chapel, Rome

Uffizi, Florence

Prado, Madrid

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam 

JULIET HESLEWOOD studied History of Art at London University and later gained an MA in English Literature at Toulouse. For over twenty-five years she lived in France where she devised and led study tours on art and architecture as well as continuing her writing career. Her books include The History of Western Painting for young people which was translated into twelve languages. She also wrote its companion on sculpture and Introducing Picasso. She has published collections of world folk-tales. Juliet now lives in Oxfordshire where she continues to write on both art and folklore and is a freelance lecturer in the History of Art.

Format: Hardback, 96 Pages
ISBN: 9780711235526
Illustrations: 50 illustrations
Size: 8.268 in x 0.327 in x 6.693 in / 210 mm x 8.3 mm x 170 mm