Metabild from 49 paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn
Metabild from 38 paintings by Peter Paul Rubens
Metabild from 29 paintings by Albrecht Dürer
Metabild from 32 paintings by Caravaggio
Metabild from 36 paintings by Jan van Eyck
artistic research on portrait paintings
This studies on Old Masters is an artistic research on portrait paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, van Eyck, Dürer and Caravaggio. The available art works were merged together to prospect techniques und styles of each individual painter.
But the results could also find indications of an so far unproven thesis in art history, based on the assumption that the Old Masters hid details of themselves in paintings when portraying others. By repeating similarities of each picture in stack, individual details get lost when merged together. The results appear to be self portraits of the painters.
“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.” Oscar Wilde