Vermeer, Dürer, and the Inserted Self-Portrait

If you were a painter in the 17th century, what would have been the best way to ensure your face is remembered?  If you’re Vermeer, Rembrandt, or Dürer (especially Dürer!), you paint yourself into every work someone asks you do!

One thought on “Vermeer, Dürer, and the Inserted Self-Portrait

  1. Jean-Pierre Doucet

    Very interesting! I do believe that like those painters adding a seft-portrait of themsefves, Shakespeare found a way to describe himseft when he wrote: “Mine eyes are grey, and bright, and quick in turning;….” A temptation difficult to resist I guess!


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