Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait, 1659. Peter Horree/Alamy
Today, the self-portrait is most frequently created in the form of “selfies.” Consider Rembrandt’s use of lighting, body position, and facial expression in his Self-Portrait. What careful selections and decisions has he made? Which of these same decisions are you concerned with when you compose a selfie? Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 to 1669) was a Dutch baroque painter, draughtsman, and printmaker who was not only one of the greatest artists of all time but created the most self-portraits of any other known artist.