Presentations will take place via the video conferencing app ZOOM. Please register in advance in order to access the program.
Vincent van Gogh created over 30 of them. Lucian Freud made more than 50. Artists’ self-portraits have taken countless forms over the centuries, functioning as sites of experimentation, invention, and introspection. This talk will explore a range of self-portraits from the Springfield Museums’ permanent collection, made by artists from Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) to Arnaldo Roche-Rabell (1955-2018). In addition to discussing interpretative questions associated with self-portraiture in general, this lecture will address how specific artists constructed their identities and images.
Presented by Maggie North, Curator of Art, Springfield Museums