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Famous Self- Portraits

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Famous Self-Portraits. Leonardo DaVinci 1505. What can you conclude about DaVinci from his self-portrait?. Rembrandt 1629. What do you notice about Rembrandt’s use of light and dark in this self-portrait?. Judith Leyster 1630. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Famous Self-Portraits

Famous Self-Portraits

Leonardo DaVinci1505

What can you conclude about DaVinci from his self-portrait?Rembrandt1629

What do you notice about Rembrandts use of light and dark in this self-portrait?

Judith Leyster1630What can we infer about Leyster based on her self-portait? Vincent Van Gogh

He painted over 30 self-portraits between the years 1886 and 1889. His collection of self-portraits made him one of the most popular self-portraitists of all time.

What is Van Gogh trying to capture in this self-portrait?

Paul Cezanne1875

What does Cezannes facial expression and background say about him?Pablo Picasso1907

Which self-portrait do you prefer?Why?Frida Kahlo1907-1954

What is your impression of Frida Kahlo?ZinaidaSerebriakova1884-1967

What do the details in this self-portrait say about Serebriakova?

NormanRockwell1960What are some details you notice in this triple self-portrait?Now its your turn!


A self-portrait is an image of a person created by himself or herself. Self-portraits can reveal a great deal about a persons feelings, strengths, weaknesses, talents, gifts, character traits, circumstances, point of view.Your assignment is to create your own self-portrait. You may use pencil, crayons, markers, colored pencils, paint, the computer. This is your opportunity to be creative. You could also use magazine clippings, clip art, decorative papers, or any other material available to you. Your self-portrait should be a reflection of your individuality. Your canvas should be unlined paper, the color of your choice, but it should be no larger than 8 x 11 inches in size. (If you need paper, please let me know.) Of course, your self-portrait should be neat and effectively presented. It should show qualify effort, thought, care, and evidence of higher level thinking.