What is a self portrait?
A self portrait is when a person draws themselves.
What are self portraits called today?
Today people like to refer to a self portrait today as "selfies". That means when a person takes a picture of themselves with a type of cellular device to upload to the social media.
Why do artist create self portraits?
Artist create self portraits to express themselves in different ways. Such as physical or emotional ways, its how they see themselves.
What is the first recoreded self portrait?
Robert Cornelius was the first person to create a self portrait. In the year 1839, he set his camera up at the back of the family store. He took the image by removing the lens cap and then running into frame where he sat for a minute before covering up the lens again. On the back he wrote “The first light Picture ever taken. 1839.”