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Autocoscienza e autoritratto
Author/s: Thomas Baumeister 
Year:  2001 Issue: 10 Language: Italian 
Pages:  28 FullText PDF:  337 KB

We don't have any immediate perception of ourselves, our outward appearence, our gestures and the way we move. The article discusses the relation between this aspect and self-portraiture by means of an analysis of Dürer's and old Rembrandt's self-portraits. While Dürer attempts to make an icon out of himself, withdrawing his image from others' discretionary power, in his self-portrait expresses Rembrandt his astonishment in front of the accidental character of his own existence. Rembrandt's late self-portraits show exactly that the defective character of self-perception is the pre-condition for a freer relationship with oneselves and others.

Thomas Baumeister, in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 10/2001, pp. , DOI:


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