After bringing the 5yo to bed, she usually calls me back after a few minutes to ask a question. I’m always curious to hear what she’ll ask. Sometimes these are practical questions: why did that person do this, how does that work? Sometimes the questions are more philosophical, like ‘does the universe really never end?’

Tonight the question was ‘why do so many artists make self portraits?’
An excellent question I said, let’s discuss it tomorrow.


Posters of the Self Portrets exhibition we saw in the Louisiana museum in 2012.

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