Following the success of the first evening event discussing portraits in art, at 9.00 pm on Friday 23 August the Zamagni Gallery in Rimini will welcome back art historian Sabrina Marin. She will continue to examine the evolution of the portrait, focusing specifically on self-portraits. Artist Massimo Pulini will also make a number of contributions. Self-portraits have never been so topical. Whether they are painted, sculpted, or produced using technological equipment like viral selfies, they have always embodied the desire, ambition and need that people feel to grab the spotlight and leave their image for posterity, as concrete proof of their existence. With the aid of some extraordinary pictures, art historian Sabrina Marin will lead us down the incredible path that portraits have taken over the course of history. On the international scene, two names in particular stand out when it comes to self-portraits: Albrecht Dürer from Germany, whose work meant that his face was known all over Europe, and the Dutch artist Rembrandt, who produced an unparalleled number of self-portraits, including 12 drawings, 30 etchings and more than 40 paintings. Self-portraits have never been so popular. They have moved beyond the physical realm and taken on a profoundly psychological nature that verges on the farcical. There will be a natural, first-hand opportunity to get to grips with the topic thanks to an exhibition of works by Garzia Fioresi (alias Alfredo Grandi) and Massimo Pulini. The latter experiments tirelessly with an endless array of new techniques, such as his fascinating trabecular system featuring milled resin.
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