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  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Since the introduction of the mirror in the 15th century, many artists have created independent self-portraitsa portrait that an artist makes using himself or herself as its subject, typically created from a reflection in a mirror. Most painters have painted a self-portrait, and some artists, such as Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, have intensely practiced this form of self-study throughout their careers. There are generally six types of self-portraits: the self-portrait used as a signature, the self-portrait as a projection of ...

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