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Seeing Our Own Reflection in the Birth of the Self-Portrait

If you’ve been following this newsletter for a while (quick break here: In that case, you’re awesome), you know I’m rarely recommending art critique. This is different. Consider this: How do you draw a self portrait before good mirrors existed? The New York Times’ discussion of an Albrecht Dürer self portrait turned out way more interesting that I’d anticipated.

From Weekly Filet #319, in October 2020.

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