Week 10 Part 3 Lucian Freud
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. With better and cheaper mirrors, and the advent of the panel portrait, many painters, sculptors and printmakers tried some form of self-portraiture. [source]
Lucian Freud’s portrait penetrate the soul of the sitter and the viewer. His self-portraits are awesome and awe-inspiring.
It’s challenging to look at yourself with that same penetration. UGH. But, necessary.
Today, we draw ourselves in preparation for Art House Co-op Self-Portrait Project:
Find a photo of yourself. Or use a mirror.
Ok. Start sketching.