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Facing the World | Self-Portraits Rembrandt to Ai Weiwei

16 Jul 2016 – 16 Oct 2016

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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This exhibition presents an exciting selection of portraits, in various media, spanning six centuries, from Rembrandt to Ai Weiwei’s Instagram posts.

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Artists have always created self-portraits. And whatever their motivation: as a showcase for their talents, a political statement or a conscious projection of their best self – the result is always the same: the creator becomes the subject. This idea is celebrated in Facing the World, which presents a breath-taking selection of portraits, in various media, spanning six centuries, from Rembrandt’s paintings to Ai Weiwei’s instagram posts.

Artists represented in the exhibition include: Simon Vouet, Rembrandt, Hyacinthe Rigaud, David Wilkie, David Octavius Hill, Edvard Munch, Henri Matisse, Oskar Kokoschka, Andy Warhol, Marina Abramović, Tracey Emin, John Coplans, Ken Currie and Alison Watt.

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