It’s true — I can’t see a portrait with this kind of raw strength and sass without recalling Maya Angelou’s soul-inspiring poetry. I think Anguissola would approve — she made a bit of a career (in all senses of the words) out of understanding, depicting, and promoting herself. Is it any wonder that she made more self-portraits than any other artist of the era?
Or to put it a little differently:
Amen, Maya. A-frickin’-men.
Shot on Pixel 6 Pro.