History of the Self Portrait and the Selfie

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Adriaen van der Werff · Self Portrait with the portrait of his wife Margaretha and their daughter Maria · 1699 · Rijksmuseum · Amsterdam

Adriaen van der Werff  ·  Self Portrait with the portrait of his wife Margaretha and their daughter Maria  ·  1699  ·  Rijksmuseum  ·  Amsterdam

The artist ambraces his goods: palette and paintbrushes, daughter and wife. He wears a flashy necklace with a gold medal, present of Federico Guglielmo I, testyfing the enormous prestige obtained in his time. A strange destiny: after the death of Adriaen, occurred in 1722, his celebrity decreases to the point that his works are forgotten in basements of the more important European collections, until the end of nineteenth century. He was accused of disclaim the Dutch realistic tradition of golden age. For similar reasons Rembrandt died poor, forgotten by everyone, having only the tools of his work and woolen clothes. The triumph and the downfall, as wrote Kipling, are two liars. © Graziano Spinosi

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