“Self-portraits represent what makes us unique among all creatures on this planet: our highly developed self-awareness.” –John Suler

“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions… then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.” –Daniel Goleman


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Alberto durero

↑Image source→ Wikipaintings

albrecht durer self portraits

leonardo da vinci

Leonardo de v

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leonardo da vinci self portraits



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rembrandt van rijn self portraits

diego velazquez

Diego Velazques↑Image source→ WikiPainting

Diego velazquez self portraits


Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun↑Image source→ Wikimedia Commons

elisabeth vigee lebrun self portraits


Vincent Vang G↑Image source→ Wikipedia

vincent van gogh self portrait


Pablo Picasso

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pablo picasso self portraits


Frida Kahlo

↑Image source→ www.fridakahlofans.com

frida kahlo self portraits


Andy Warhol..↑Image source→ www.warhol.org

andy warhol

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Chuck Close copy

↑Image source→ www.walkerart.org

chuck close self portraits

cindy sherman b

Cindy Sherman1

↑Image source→ Artsy’s official Cindy Sherman page

cindy sherman self portraits

Yasumasa Morimura b

Yasumasa Morimura

↑Image source→Yasumasa Morimura (This artist is a man)

yasumasa morimura self portraits


Huang Yan

↑Image source→ Huang Yan

huang yan self portraits


Levi Van Veluw

↑Image source→ www.levivanveluw.nl

levi van

kimiko yoshida

Kimiko Yoshida

↑Image source→ www.kimiko.fr

kimiko yoshida self portraits

Yue Minjun b

Yue Minjun

↑Image Source→ www.Artnet.com

ana mendieta

Nana mendieta

↑Image Source→ www.MOCA.org

1.Definition of Self Portrait by Wikipedia
“A self-portrait is a representation of an artist, drawn, painted, photographed, or sculpted by the artist. Although self-portraits have been made by artists since the earliest times, it is not until the Early Renaissance in the mid 15th century that artists can be frequently identified depicting themselves as either the main subject, or as important characters in their work.” →Continue reading
2. The Self Portrait Project
“The Self-Portrait Project begins with a metaphorical premise: that to catalyze a positive and healing intertia in the world, one must first see one’s self honestly in the mirror and then, to take responsibility for what one sees.” →Learn more about this project
3. Transformational Self Portrait Art Therapy Activity
“This activity is based on the idea of transformational therapy and art therapy for life changes. People tend to go through many changes and transformations in life. These changes can really run the gamut, but it’s important to reflect on our experiences and how they affect one’s self…whether it be our self-esteem or self-image, our self-confidence or self-doubt, our mental and emotional health, etc”. →Continue reading
4. How to Create a Self Portrait in a Geometric Style
In this tutorial we are going to talk about how to create an illustrated self portrait in a geometric based style. We are going to work from a photograph of ourselves as the base of the illustration, then drawing the sketch and to the final piece, so let’s get started.
Since posting this tutorial, readers have been inspired to create their own self portraits in this style. Check out what they have achieved over on a special edition of Tuts+ Workshop: Created by You. →Continue reading
5. What Van Gogh’s Famous Self-Portrait Looks Like as a Photograph
“What would a Van Gogh painting look like as a life-like image? What would Van Gogh himself look like — not as a series of impressionistic swirls, but as a common photograph? Lithuanian architect and photographer Tadao Cern wanted to find out — so he digitally recreated one of the artist’s most iconic self-portraits as a modern portrait. The result is haunting:” →Continue reading
6.  41 Years in 60 Seconds (1966 – 2007) Watch
7. Blind Self Portrait
“Blind Self Portrait uses computer vision algorithms to build a contour drawing of the visitor, and a moving platform guides their hand to execute the drawing while their eyes are closed. The experience of machine-guided movement is surprisingly uncanny, and when the drawing is complete it’s unclear who should be signing the work.” →Watch the video


8. 500 Portraits by Julian Bell (a book)


9. On Pinterest

Board by Kate Merriman  (Self-portraits)

Elizabeth Eadie (portraits and self-portraits)

Board by Angelika Boeck (Self-portraits)

Board by Leslie Parke (Self-portraits)


10. How to Take a Self Portrait by Maryanne Gobble







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