A self-portrait is a representation of an artist, drawn, painted, photographed, or sculpted by the artist.
Self-portraits have been made by artists since the earliest times.
In the later 20th century and more so in the 21st century, new techniques and video are playing a part in furthering self-portraiture (artworks, crafts, videoblogs, digital self-portraits, selfie, etc.).
|1st ESO C, self-portraits example|
"For a university project I was asked to produce 50 different paintings in completely different styles. I thought it would be a challenge to 50 self portraits. I had the whole summer to complete the project, but only left myself a week to do it.
I started off my researching my favourite artists hoping to generate a list of 50 styles. I decided on 25 to begin with and began painting then. I did a painting every 1-2 hours depending on the complexity of the style I was replicating. Styles varied from traditional painters such as Van Gogh, Picasso and Rembrandt to modern artists such as Chuck Close, Jenny Saville and many others. I produced a few cartoon versions of myself such as a Simpsons character, Beano character and in a Manga style."
Watch this video self-portrait exibited at Museum of Modern Art in New York City,
Making a self-portrait is a great way to express and explore your identity.
1st of ESO: Exploring
The idea is to do the silhouettes of your head and fill in your head with a magazine collage of what is going in your brain, what you prefer, what you are fond of...
|Idea from: http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/elem/selfport.htm#Names|
Trace your head on two white papers (using the window). Then filled in the head shape with magazine images in one of the papers. The second one will be the template of the final frame of your self-portrait, so, you will have to cut out the inside part. Let's do it.
3rd of ESO: Exploding
Create a collage illustration using your self-portrait picture (A3).
|The folio society. Man 10|
|Meet Jack, handmade collage by StudioKoten, 2015|
What about creating a self-portrait using your favourite landscape in the background, foreground or both?
|Haircut 1, 2012|
|Haircut 8, 2012|
Another way of making a portrait is using typography instead of a collage or paint. Take a look at 45 amazing Type Faces- Typographic Portraits. Really amazing! Le's make something similar with your pictures just writing your name (or your sign).