Painters Paintings 1 – Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (1503–1540): Self-portrait, …
Painters Work 1 – Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola) (1503–1540): Self-portrait, 1523 – 1524, oil on panel, diameter: 25 cm, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna . .
2 – Parmigianino (1503–1540): Self-portrait with a Purple Cap, c 1540, oil on cardboard, 21×15.5 cm, Galleria Nazionale, Parma
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The Mannerist painter Parmigianino painted his Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror in round 1524 when he was 21 years of age.
Parmigianano made it, fairly intentionally, as a bravura efficiency, to show, at a stroke, his personal brilliance.
Within the portray, which is kind of small, the younger man is staring again at us with a glance of unusually serene appraisal. He’s a sweet-featured, nearly strikingly stunning younger man, with chestnut-coloured hair divided down the center, and he’s richly dressed. The again of his hand, which curves in the direction of us, is unusually outstanding, and really giant, exaggeratedly so. Why? As a result of it has been caught within the distorted glass of the convex mirror into which he’s staring. We, the onlookers, are wanting again at him. The portray is spherical, and set inside a luxurious gilded body.
This was not the one time that Parmigianio was to color or to attract his personal options. The portray in Parma Nationwide Gallery from 1540 is regarded as one other self-portrait by the artist.
On this work, on the age of 37, he was capable of chart the fascinating topic of the ageing of human flesh in only a 16 years of time.