Self-portraiture: marketing one's art

Most artist who have created a self-portrait,have used them to show themselves to the world through their own vision. They bring a spotlight on their confidence, and their knowledge of art and its history. With the use of certain poses, including their past artwork, or pieces of artwork from history, they are able to "sell" the viewer on their talents and their knowledge.

Bandinelli’s self-portrait shows the artist along side classic architecture. His gaze is not at the viewer, which would steal away from the main point of view he wants to express. Looking at his hand, it points to a design for a sculpture. This was done to show his move from being a sculptor to being a painter.
Adriaen Hanneman looks out at the viewer with a pose of distinction and confidence. He is wearing the typical clothing of an artist of his time. Hanneman's hand points to a sculpture of a female bust, which he uses to emphasize his knowledge, and appreciation of ancient art.
In Anton Mengs' self-portrait, he is looking out to the viewer with a weary look, which is brought front in center by the way the light is cast onto his face. In this painting, he is seen pointing to another one of his own artworks.
In Self-Portrait with Brushes, Edvard Munch paints himself looking out to the viewer. He puts his hands holding his brushes in the center of the painting, showing the tools of the trade. He depicts himself in a more natural style, but chooses to use a more abstract style for the surrounding background.
In this self-portrait, we see the artist painting a self-portrait. We see him holding his brushes and paints and looking in the mirror as he works. The artist on the canvas is also holding the tools of the trade along with an page with an inscription.
At a time when women had to prove that they were able to be as successful as men, Edith Prellwitz's self-portrait shows her in a pose looking out to the viewer with confidence. Along side her are her brushes, which gives a sense that she is ready for any artistic challenge.
With his self-portrait, Hugh Ramsey is posing with his hand on his hip, which pays homage to a pose crafted in the Renaissance. He has his paintbrush in hand and looks out to the viewer with a look of confidence and eagerness.
In Vyzantios Periclis' Self Portrait, he is using the Renaissance pose with his hand on his hip. He is looking out to the viewer with a confident stare as he is working on the canvas. Periclis is dress in his typical attire, which shows he is not afraid to get dirty on the job. This can be seen by the paint stain on his shirt.
At the time that Giorgio de Chirico painted his self-portrait, contemporary art was popular, but as a way to pay homage to the Renaissance art, he painted himself dressed in attire that would have been worn during that time. He is seen holding his brush and paints. He looks out confidently to the viewer.
Nora Heysen's self-portrait has the artist looking over her shoulder out to the viewer. She is pictured in the studio with her brush in hand along with paints and other tools. On the wall are artwork from the artist Vermeer, whom she admired.