Blog: Facing the World

  • Myself In Objects: the results

    by Becky Manson, Digital Content Curator, 14 November 2016

    Becky Manson wraps up our self-portrait-in-objects photo project.

    Myself In Objects: the results

    Artist John Byrne's featured #MyselfInObjects self-portrait (detail). © JohnByrne.

  • Facing the World and Facing Oneself: The Inescapable Ambiguity of Self-Portraiture

    by John Haldane, Professor of Philosophy, 15 September 2016

    What did Rembrandt or Wilkie see when they looked in the mirror? And what do you or I see there? Professor of Philosophy John Haldane reflects on the paradoxical nature of self-portraiture.

    Facing the World and Facing Oneself: The Inescapable Ambiguity of Self-Portraiture

    Self-Portrait (detail), Rembrandt van Rijn, 165(5?) Scottish National Gallery (Bridgewater Loan)

  • 16 Surrealists in a Photo Booth

    by Phil Hunt, Digital Technical Officer, 08 September 2016

    As the FLICK_EU photo booth at Facing the World captures images of visitors from across Europe we look at how the Surrealists were already using the photo booth to create works of art almost 90 years ago.

    16 Surrealists in a Photo Booth

    Photo booth image of Rene Magritte (detail from montage in La Revolution Surrealiste)

  • Myself In Objects

    by Becky Manson, Digital Content Curator, 16 July 2016 4 Comments

    Becky Manson invites you to create a self-portrait using objects...

    Myself In Objects

    Group self-portrait in objects by Collection Care team, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh (detail).