Rembrandt self-portrait from 1659 at the age of 53 : Self-portrait, Rembrandt van Rijn Rembrandt painted this remarkable self-portrait in 1659, after he had suffered frorm personal financial collapse. Much can be read into his expression, but the painting itself is a triumph.
Francis Bacon was no easier on himself as a subject, as he was with others. He depicted himself just as he did with his sitters. In this self portrait the artist be suffering from a hangover. He could also be referring to time and death. Is the artist simply suffering from a headache or is his hidden wrist bleeding into the sink?