Self Portrait

Yadira Velazquez

What is a Self Portrait ?

  1. A portrait of an artist produced or created by that artist.




What are Self Portraits called today ?

Today the Oxford Dictionaries announced their word of the year for 2013 to be “selfie”, which they define as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.”
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Why do artist create Self Portraits ?

Artist use Self Portrait to capture the image of yourself.

First recorded Self Portrait

The first light Picture ever taken. 1839.
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Who is known for the most self portraits in history?

One of the most famous and most prolific of self-portraitists was Vincent Van Gogh, who drew and painted himself more than 43 times between 1886 and 1889.

What is the most famous self portrait?

Self-Portrait is a painting on wood panel by the German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer. Painted early in 1500, just before his 29th birthday, it is the last of his three painted self-portraits.



  1. Artist: Albrecht Dürer

  2. Location: Alte Pinakothek

  3. Dimensions: 2' 2" x 1' 7" (66 cm x 49 cm)

  4. Created: 1500

  5. Genre: Portrait

  6. Media: Acrylic paint, Panel painting, Oil paint

How is a self portrait like an autobiography? Or is it?


Jack Pierson (Mr. Pierson) has fashioned an autobiography from a collection of images of unidentified men. His photographs affect the casual look of a vacation snapshot, one you might expect to find clipped to a page of a personal diary.

What is a symbol?

It is something represented in the work of art—an object, an action, or a pattern of objects and actions, or even (less frequently) simply a nonrepresentational item such as a colour or a line—that does the symbolizing; what is symbolized is a characteristic, such as evil or progress or courage.