Monday, November 27, 2006

Self Aware

Self-Portrait with Fur-Trimmed Robe, 1500 by Albrecht Dürer, Alte Pinakothek, Munich.

Dürer was fully aware of his reference to paintings of Jesus Christ when he created this self-portrait. He did a series of self-portraits through-out his career. He writes in Latin "Thus I, Albrecht Dürer from Nuremberg, portrayed myself with characteristic colors in my 28th year."


Bonnie said...

Hmm...thought higly of himself did he? lol Lovely portrait though.

Anonymous said...

Cool! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Cool! I love it

slatts said...

Reminds me of a poster in the seventies that depicted Jesus with the words "Tell them I said it was okay for you to wear your hair long!"

AD looks like Jesus? Or vice versa?

Marnee said...

Ahhhh! I always love seeing this self-portrait. Its simply glorious. The online reproduction hardly does it justice. The eyes, the skin. Oh my!

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