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Expressive Self Portrait

Self Portraits have a long and rich history in the visual arts. Some of the most recognized names in visual art – Rembrandt, Frida Kahlo, Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Francis Bacon – are synonymous with this art form. There are several reasons why Self Portraiture has enduring appeal for artists:

There are several ways to approach the process of making a Self Portrait:

Self Portrait Examples

Descriptive, Historic

Expressive, Historic

Combined Descriptive / Expressive, Historic

Combined Descriptive / Expressive, Contemporary

Non Western Self Expression, Using Oneself as a Living Canvas

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INSTRUCTIONS: Choose a support and a medium. Create an expressive Self Portrait of your face, including head, neck and shoulders. Your work should powerfully express a personal emotion or state of mind.

The process of abstraction will be easier if you begin this project by first creating sketches of a descriptive Self Portrait and then exagerating one or more of the Elements of Art for your finished work.

Examples of Student Works

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TECHNICAL: While you may choose any materials that you like for your medium and support, your artwork must still be stable and capable of hanging on a wall without falling apart.

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