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February 24, 2007 11:10 AM   Subscribe

A View In Your Mirror: Painter Jan Verhulst compiles self portraits made by artists in their preferred medium.
posted by fair_game (8 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
This one was my favourite image, but I was delighted to read the quote from one of my idols, Montaigne. Thank you.
posted by Abiezer at 12:05 PM on February 24, 2007


Yeah, Montaigne is great. But why was he included; he did not paint that portrait himself, did he?
Or Schopenhauer for that matter.
posted by jouke at 12:14 PM on February 24, 2007


I suppose the stretch would be that Montaigne portrayed something of himself in his favoured medium, the written word, jouke, but to be honest I wasn't thinking that hard about it - unlike a certain Bordeaux gentleman of letters.
posted by Abiezer at 12:29 PM on February 24, 2007


Of course his writings are a self-portrait but that's not what Verhulst is able to show on his site...
Oh well.
Still; Montaigne is amazing. How can it be that he sounds more modern than people from the start of the 20th century f.i.?
posted by jouke at 12:36 PM on February 24, 2007


I guess moral courage and honest inquiry stand the test of time. I even ploughed through his Apology for Raymond Sebond to much reward, a work which on the face of it has little to say to the modern reader.
I'd best stop derailing now.
posted by Abiezer at 12:43 PM on February 24, 2007


Heh, greetings, fellow Montaignist.
posted by jouke at 12:51 PM on February 24, 2007


Chuck Close
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:09 PM on February 24, 2007


These are great, thanks for posting the link.
posted by ztdavis at 4:01 PM on February 24, 2007


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