History of the Self Portrait

Hiroshi Sugimoto |2

Hiroshi Sugimoto · Distorted Universal Vision | Self Portrait · 2003

Hiroshi Sugimoto  ·  Distorted Universal Vision | Self Portrait ·  2003

Humans have changed the landscape so much, but images of the sea could be shared with primordial people. I just project my imagination on to the viewer, even the first human being. I think first and then imagine some scenes. Then I go out and look for them. Or I re-create these images with my camera. If I already have a vision, my work is almost done. The rest is a technical problem. Hiroshi Sugimoto

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Matthew Barney |3

Matthew Barney · Cremaster 3 | Five Points of Fellowship | Self Portrait · 2002

Matthew Barney  ·  Cremaster 3 | Five Points of Fellowship | Self Portrait  ·  2002

I have a way of making narrative sculpture, where first you make a text and out of that text you make objects. I start with a story and then I make sculpture from that story, it’s just that the stories become more and more elaborate. Matthew Barney

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Lucian Freud |6

Lucian Freud · Self Portrait | Reflection · 2002 · Private Collection

Lucian Freud  ·  Self Portrait | Reflection  ·  2002  ·  Private Collection

The aura given out by a person or object is as much a part of them as their flesh.

Lucian Freud

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