Self-Portrait by Robert Mapplethorpe (1986)

The photograph “Self-Portrait” by Robert Mapplethorpe was taken in 1986. It features the artist himself in a black and white composition. Mapplethorpe is known for his impactful black-and-white photography and this self-portrait reflects his style.

In the photograph, the artist presents himself in a formal attire, wearing a tuxedo with a bowtie. His hair is swept back and his gaze is directed to the side, away from the camera, giving the viewer a sense of introspection or contemplation. The lighting accentuates the contours of his face and adds depth to the portrait, showcasing the subject’s pronounced cheekbones and the intensity of his expression. Mapplethorpe’s self-portrait conveys a strong sense of personality and presence, as is characteristic of his portraiture work.

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