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Here’s looking at you, kid

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July 13, 2016 16:27
Eran Shakine

Acclaimed artist Eran Shakine against the backdrop of a work from ‘Looking at You / Talking to Myself.’. (photo credit: YARON HARAMATI)

 
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There’s nothing new about artists creating self-portraits. It has been an attractive and highly revealing tool of artistic expression for centuries.

Rembrandt, for example, delivered a fetching likeness of himself, complete with beret, over three-and-half centuries ago; Albrecht Durer’s alluring rendition of his visage, complete with flowing tresses, was produced over 400 years ago; while Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun’s late 18th-century Self-Portrait in a Straw Hat looks a little like the equivalent of a PR-motivated portfolio image.

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