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A Face to the World: On Self Portraits Paperback by Laura Cumming

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Laura Cumming

A Face to the World: On Self Portraits, 2010

Title: A Face to the World: On Self Portraits

Author: Laura Cumming

Format/Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Harperpress 2010

ISBN-9780007118441

Focusing on the art of self-portraiture, this effortlessly engaging exploration of the lives of artists sheds fascinating light on some of the most extraordinary portraits in art history.

Self-portraits catch your eye. They seem to do it deliberately. Walk into any art gallery and they draw attention to themselves. Come across them in the world's museums and you get a strange shock of recognition, rather like glimpsing your own reflection. For in picturing themselves artists reveal something far deeper than their own physical looks: the truth about how they hope to be viewed by the world, and how they wish to see themselves.