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Self Portrait Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)

Self Portrait

Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)

  • TITLE

    : Self Portrait
  • AUTHOR

    : Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
  • DATE

    : c. 1810
  • TYPE

    : Sculpture
  • TECNIQUE

    : Marble
  • DIMENSIONS

    : 62 cm
  • SUBJECT

    : Self Portrait
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    : Neoclassicism
  • ROOM

    : 18

The Danish artist Bertel Thorvaldsen is considered to be one of the greatest Euro
pean neoclassical sculptors. In this self portrait, he has shaped his face in the heroic style, and this is emphasised by its larger-than-life, semi-colossal dimensions. The inspiration from classical sculpture can also be seen in the elegantly wavy hair, which gives the portrait a sense of the ideal.

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  • TITLE

    Self Portrait
  • AUTHOR

    Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844)
  • DATE

    c. 1810
  • TYPE

    Sculpture
  • TECNIQUE

    Marble
  • DIMENSIONS

    62 cm
  • SUBJECT

    Self Portrait
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    Neoclassicism
  • ROOM

    18

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