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Art and Images in Psychiatry
February 2013

Rembrandt van Rijn: Self-portrait 1660

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SECTION EDITOR: JAMES C. HARRIS, MD

JAMA Psychiatry. 2013;70(2):136-137. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2013.823

“If one wants to gain honor in this most noble part of art . . . benefit can be derived from the depiction of your own passions, at best in front of a mirror, where you are simultaneously the performer and the beholder. But here a poetic spirit is necessary in order to imagine oneself in another's place.”—Samuel van Hoogstraten (Rembrandt's pupil)1(p20)

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