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Self Portraits




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Amy Kaps, Victus Versus Self Portrait, 2012, digital c print, 21" x 33". Click here for larger image and more information.

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June 9, 2017

Online Exhibition
Self Portraits
One of the things that distinguishes us as humans is the need to leave our mark behind, to say "I was here, I mattered." We see evidence of this as far back as 10,000 years ago when our ancestors first stamped and stenciled their handprints on cave walls. More formal self-portraits start appearing as early as 2300 BC in ancient Egypt, carved on the tombs of the Pharaohs. But self-portraiture didn't become fully established as an art genre until the Early Renaissance with the advent of the manufacture of affordable flat mirrors. Luckily for us, artists have been gazing at themselves in mirrors ever since.

I am happy to present our latest online exhibition, Self Portraits. Thank you to everyone who sent in entries. I've loosely grouped the selections into categories: realism, naive/primitive, photography, etc. The thing that binds them all together is depth, character and a search for some nugget of truth as each ponders his or her reflection in the mirror.

Please keep sending in entries! I always accept entries for "Image of the Week."

Click here to see Self Portraits.