:: Volume 2, Issue 8 (11-2013) ::
کیمیای هنر 2013, 2(8): 7-15 Back to browse issues page
A Study on the Reasons of Visual Artists’ Tendency to Self- Portrait
Faezeh Hassanshahi *, Mohammad Reza Sharifzadeh
دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، واحد تهران م
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Investigating the art of self-portrait, which incorporates a large body of artistic works, is a crucial task in art criticism. Self or ego has always been the most essential to one’s being and as a fundamental feature in the study of individualism, originality and character, it has played an irrefutable role in art. It is inevitable for human to know himself/herself and art, originated in one’s character and experience, is an internalization of what is comprehended, a stimulus for thought and finally a manifestation of human desire. Self-portraits are works of art which reveal human experience in encountering his/her image. As such, studying the variety in their focuses deems promising. All people have experienced such an encounter with their images but it has been the self-portraitists who have registered their experiences. In the main, this article focuses on the causes of appearance of self-portrait as an art form and the reasons why it has always remained animate.
Keywords: self-portrait, self-fashioning, self-presentation, self-exploration
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/09/24 | Accepted: 2014/09/24

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