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These portraits represent a remarkable fusion of Egyptian culture, Roman citizenship, and Greek self-identification.
These mummy portraits serve as an important reminder of the human needs to be creative and idiosyncratic.
Meet Kenneth Sutherland, Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Scientist at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Using props and ingenuity, Manet captured the beauty of his time.
Come face-to-face with gods, rulers, and everyday people from the ancient world.
Time, patience, and the latest technology help ensure an afterlife for an unnamed mummy in the Art Institute’s collection.
It may not be apparent on first glance, but this portrait is composed of two distinct media.
The prolific Rembrandt created over 80 self-images over his lifetime.
González-Torres referred to this series of untitled works in the 1980s as “internal self-portraits.”
Gentle eyes, a wise, ambiguous smile, and carefully rendered features distinguish this powerful and intimate portrait in charcoal.
Curator Liz Siegel explores how daguerreotypes provided everyday people with a way to capture treasured images of their loved ones.