History of the Self Portrait and the Selfie

SHROUDS

Christian Seybold · Self Portrait · 1761 · Joseph Wenze Collection · Liechtenstein

Christian Seybold  ·  Self Portrait   ·  1761  ·  Joseph Wenze Collection  ·  Liechtenstein

Paintbrush placed on the ear tells of a break at work. Canvas, once again, is the shroud of a painter. A relic delivered to unknown persons and that safeguards a snippet of time: the obscenity  of the self-portraits is this unveiled instant. The artist directs his gaze to a trascendent time, populated by those not yet born. © Graziano Spinosi

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