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 required to use at least two different media and experiment with different techniques in order to abstract their appearance, but were required to work with the basic shapes of their eyes, ears, mouth, nose, and hairstyle. However, they could use an arbitrary color palette and distort the proportions of their facial features. Additionally, students had the option to create one large portrait (24″ x 18″) or two smaller (12″ x 9″), but contrasting self-portraits. Below are some of the outstanding examples from the 1st, 3rd, and 7th hour classes.


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