Definition of self-portrait in English:

self-portrait

noun

  • A portrait of an artist produced or created by that artist.

    • ‘It also serves as a symbolic self-portrait of the artist within these systems.’
    • ‘So notable was this presentation of self that a number of artists painted self-portraits in which they attempted to make themselves look like Rubens.’
    • ‘Does the same signifying phenomenon convey more when an artist visualizes a self-portrait?’
    • ‘However, it is in the portraits and, above all, the self-portraits that the real explanation for his enduring popularity is to be found.’
    • ‘The sketches included a self-portrait drawn by the artist in 1937.’
    • ‘The painting was, after all, undertaken as a gift to send to Arles in exchange for a self-portrait by van Gogh.’
    • ‘Throughout history, artists have created portraits and self-portraits.’
    • ‘There are also a couple of portraits and self-portraits, as well as busts sculpted of bronze.’
    • ‘Does all this prove that Rembrandt made self-portraits in order to understand himself better?’
    • ‘Kim's oil paintings are detailed self-portraits, which, she said, tend to show a lot of skin.’
    • ‘I consequently started painting my logo, a stylized self-portrait based on the shape of my own skull.’
    • ‘Over the years, charted by his self-portraits, Rembrandt evokes varying aspects of character and the process of ageing itself.’
    • ‘In a self-portrait we see the artist's chief creation, him or herself.’
    • ‘Five watercolours, including self-portraits and a portrait of his wife, Helen, will also be added to the exhibition.’
    • ‘This figure is usually interpreted as a self-portrait of van Eyck in the act of creating the very image before our eyes.’
    • ‘As one of about eighty self-portraits Rembrandt produced over his lifetime, this painting may have been adapted by a student after failing to sell.’
    • ‘McGurran is best known for her paintings of women, including a number of surrealist self-portraits.’
    • ‘It is a self-portrait, with the artist depicted with closed eyes, and he initially appears asleep.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, amazing though it may seem, there is room for more study of Rembrandt's self-portraits.’
    • ‘Smaller white spots mar a self-portrait by van Gogh and are comically misaligned with his facial features.’
    painting, picture, drawing, sketch, likeness, image, study, representation, portrayal, depiction, canvas
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