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Self-portraits have long been utilized by the most important artists to communicate ideas such as status, place or time and influence just how we perceive them.
These carefully constructed images reflect our distinctly human trait of self-awareness and desire to express our true self to others. Additionally, these works often serve to document important historic periods and record a moment in the life of a great artist. Together through analysis, interpretation and discussion, this course will reveal deeper levels of meaning and illuminate the specific techniques used in the amazing works covered. Our lively survey ranges from important works from the Renaissance right up to key examples from contemporary artists. We will trace the early history of self-portraiture and discuss the impact of photography on the medium and society at large. Join the conversation as we share ideas and experiences in order to gain a deeper understanding by learning from each other.
Vincent Van Gogh
Jean Michel Basquiat
Carrie Mae Weems
Programs taking place online:An access link will be emailed to you after purchase.
Programs taking place in our NYC facilities:Please read our safety guidelines before visiting our building.
Programs taking place online and in our NYC facilities:Please select which experience you wish to participate in when registering. Online participants will be emailed an access link after purchase. In-person participants should read our safety guidelines before attending the program.
Joseph Field earned his MA in Curating at Richmond University in London. His areas of specialty include Modern, Contemporary and Asian art. He has honed his expertise on these and other movements as an educator in New York City at Brooklyn College and the Guggenheim for the last ten years.
Let’s Talk About Art: The WPA & Art for the People
Let’s Talk About Art: Art and War
Let’s Talk About Art: Self-Portraiture
Let’s Talk About Art: Big Ideas
The Art of the Commission: Master Artists, Private Art