Daily art story: Rembrandt - the master of self-portraits

Self-portraits have been made by artists since the earliest times, but it wasn't until the Renaissance that they became truly popular.

Rembrandt was the most frequent self-portraitist, at least until the self-obsessed modern period, also often painting his wife, son and mistress. At one time about ninety paintings were counted as Rembrandt's self-portraits, but it is now known that he had his students copy his own self-portraits as part of their training. (Wikipedia)

Many of his self-portraits can be found in the collection of the Rijksmuseum: http://museums.eu/museum/details/1045/rijksmuseum.

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