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7th June 2015

With Rembrandt, the Selfie Takes On New Meaning

Facing adversity in later life, Rembrandt turned to self-portraits, creating “an autobiography in pictures”. One might well describe these portraits as ‘selfies’ but his intent was altogether more serious: “He’s looking at lasting art by Raphael, Titian, Durer, and he’s claiming his place in history’” Image: Wikipedia