Abstract Self-Portraits

The students in Art I completed the third part of a three part study on portraiture by creating an “abstract self-portrait.” Students were encouraged to experiment with different media and techniques in order to abstract their appearance, but were required to work with the basic shapes of their eyes, ears, mouth, nose, and hairstyle, but could use arbitrary color palettes and distort the proportions of their facial features. Additionally, students had the option to create one large portrait (22″ x 18″) or two smaller (12″ x 9″), but contrasting self-portraits. Below are some of the outstanding examples from the 1st and 7th hour classes.

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