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The Self Depicted: Masters of Self-Portraiture from Rembrandt, and Durer to Chuck Close

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

$5 – $10

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Presented by Vincent P. de Luise M.D.

Why does an artist choose paint themselves? What aspects of personality and psychology is an artist trying to capture by portraying their own visage? What does self-portraiture tell us about the artists themselves? How do artists paint their hands when they are in the act of painting?

Why did two of the greatest artists in the western Canon – Durer and Rembrandt – paint themselves so frequently?

Join Dr. Vincent de Luise for a Zoom conversation and illustrated talk on the fascinating topic of self-portraiture, with specific reference to Albrecht Dürer’s remarkable self-portraits beginning in his teen-age years, and Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn’s evolution of the technique of self-portraiture.

The lecture will also include an analysis of self-portraiture over the centuries, including works by Michelangelo, Leonardo, Caravaggio, Titian, Gentileschi, Velazquez, Goya, Manet, van Gogh and Chuck Close.

In order to participate, we recommend that you download the Zoom app on a laptop or tablet before the presentation and get into the Zoom room a few minutes early to address any technical problems. Registered participants will receive a link with the meeting URL via email.


July 14
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
$5 – $10


Mattatuck Museum
144 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702 United States
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