Definition of self-portrait in English:

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self-portrait

Pronunciation: /ˌsɛlfˈpɔːtreɪt/

noun

A portrait that an artist produces of themselves: a self-portrait of Rembrandt dating back to 1635
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • It is a self-portrait, with the artist depicted with closed eyes, and he initially appears asleep.
  • Kim's oil paintings are detailed self-portraits, which, she said, tend to show a lot of skin.

Derivatives

self-portraiture

noun
Example sentences
  • They construct poetics that ‘dissolve’ the authorial self, deliberately subverting the conventional genres of autobiography, self-portraiture and lyric confession.
  • They also show her affinity to artists like Beckmann and Rembrandt, for whom self-portraiture (in prints as well as other mediums) provided a rich vein of material and a vehicle for formal invention.
  • One of the most interesting examples occurs in her chapter on Andrea Mantegna, an artist much given to self-portraiture and with a reputation for irony and wit.

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