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The Painted I: Albrecht Dürer’s Last Self-Portrait

Why has God given me such magnificent talent? It is a curse as well as a great blessing.

-Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Dürer, Self Portrait, 1500

In 1500 Albrecht Dürer, aged 28, painted the last of his self portraits, a stunning vision of the painter as distinctly Christ-like and mimicking the Salvator Mundi gesture. The inscription to…

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Birthday Observances: Diego Velázquez

Diego Velázquez, The Surrender of Breda, 1634-5

Happy Birthday to Diego Velázquez, who was baptized this day in 1599. Much has already been said about the painter. This morning I pay my own humble respects to him for providing me with lessons that inform my own painting practice.

Diego Velázquez, Innocent X, 1650

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