How do artists portray themselves on canvas, and how does this compare with the way words paint a character? In A Face to the World, Laura Cumming produced a beautifully written narrative on the autobiographical art of self-portraiture and what it tells us about the artist and ourselves. Laura Cumming is art critic of The Observer. Hermione Lee, the renowned literary biographer of Virginia Woolf and Elizabeth Bowen, recently published Biography: A Very Short Introduction. Giles Waterfield, curator and novelist, brings them face to face in a conversation about the power of words and images both to reveal and to conceal. (DeadGoodBooks)
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