An honest self portrait made with our Italian view. A lot of symbolism in it, like the colors of the flag. Or the good and the bad. Painting made by Els Vink.

Italian Self Portrait

In the background is the view from our house in Umbria, towards the west with the setting sun. The colours green, white and red (the leaves and the clothes) signify the Italian flag. 


Now I understand why many painters through history did paint their own self-portrait so often. It can teach you a lot.

For instance Rembrandt, he painted nearly a hundred portraits of himself. The first when he was a youngster of 22 years of age, and the last one before his passing in the year 1669.


Oil on panel, 90 x 60 cm.



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