Why Make a Self-Portrait?

In this four-minute video, hear from artist and MFA graphic designer Eben Haines as he compares 17th-century Dutch and Flemish self-portraits to his own work. Haines draws a direct line from the self-portraiture of Rembrandt, De Heem, and others to his present-day practice. But whereas artists of the past depicted power in their self-portraits, Haines attempts to portray vulnerability.