Self portrait. A self-portrait is a painting or drawing that an artist has done using them self as the subject. .. Dürer. is recognized by art historians as being the first artist to regularly paint self-portraits. Three other artists known for their self-portraits are Rembrandt, who created arou.... ID: 559143
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A self-portrait is a painting or drawing that an artist has done using them self as the subject
is recognized by art historians as being the first artist to regularly paint self-portraits. Three other artists known for their self-portraits are Rembrandt, who created around 90 self-portraits (paintings, drawings, and etchings) over 40 years; Vincent van Gogh, who painted around 25, most in the last two years of his life; and
Kahlo, who painted some 55 self-portraits.Slide4
German painter, printmaker, engraver
From the late 1400’s to the early 1500’s.Slide5
Dutch artist from the 1600’sSlide6
Post Impressionist painter
1860’s – 1880’s.Slide7
Mexican Painter 1930’s – 1950’s
“I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.”Slide8
Frida Kahlo did not think very highly of herself. She did not value herself. This negativity comes through in her work.Slide9
These are both portraits of faces. But the
technique used is very different. Portraits can
be painted in any way the artist chooses but first you must learn where
the parts of the face go.Slide10
To make sure that your object will fit on your paper and that your proportions are correct, a grid can be used
Let’s create a border around our work
Left and right side ¾” border
Top and bottom ½” border
½” border in between
That leaves two 8X11 rectangles in the middle.
The left is for the drawing the same size as the photo, the
right is for the “zoomed in” drawing.
The left rectangle should be 1” square grid
The right rectangle should be a 2” square grid
Draw lightly! All lines will be erased.Slide11
Where do the parts of the face go?
Every face is similar. Two eyes. One nose. One mouth. Two ears. But every face looks completely different.
What are the biggest and smallest parts of your face?
How big are the spaces between things? Top of your head to your eyes? From your eyes to your chin?
How do the parts of your face change when you look angry, sad, scared, and surprised?Slide12
The proportions of the head can be divided horizontally into four equal quarters.
1. The first quarter measures from the top of the head down to the hairline.2. The second quarter measures from the hairline down to the eyes in the middle of the head.
proper relation between things or parts
2. a portion or part in its
relation to the wholeSlide13
3. The third quarter contains most of the features. At the top of this section the eyes are usually level with the ears, and at the bottom the nose is roughly level with the ear lobes.
4. The final quarter stretches from the base of the nose to the chin with the mouth positioned just above the halfway mark.
These proportions will only work if we share the same eye level as the subject. They will become distorted if we view the head from above or below.Slide14
Using your photo and grid, draw yourself on a piece of paper
How many grid squares is your face from the bottom of your chin to the top of your head?
How far down are your eyes from the top of your head?Slide15
We will be drawing two self portraits. One the same size of the original photograph and the other will be a close up or zoomed in. We will be using pencil. You will add value with shading.