A Progression of Identity Through Self-Portraiture

September 8, 2014 3:27 PM

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A Progression of Identity Through Self-Portraiture

A self-portrait is a representation of how we see and document ourselves. Self-portraiture can record desire for who we can become or be a critique of who we are at the time. A portrait can also depict movement, expression and mood within the strokes of medium. To create a self-portrait, a mirror is a necessity to view the reflection of one's self.

As a high school art student, I had trouble analyzing that reflection of myself. Sure, I could paint a landscape or draw up an architectural scheme, but portraiture was a different story. This story only created trouble in my art classes, where I was critiqued and graded regularly on art that includ...

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