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SELF-PORTRAIT PAINTING


Materials Needed:

Drawing Paper
#2 Pencils
Mirror
Tempera Paints
Brushes
Containers for Rinsing Brushes
Rags
Smocks
Newspaper or Plastic Tarp for Covering Area

Suggested Art History Prints:  Self-Portrait Prints of Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt van Rijn

Internet Sources: http://www.vggallery.com
Outstanding Collection of Van Gogh Paintings and Information.  A really amazing site.

Suggested Reading:  The Letters to Theo written by Vincent van Gogh-Penguin
http://www.mala.bc.ca/~mcneil/cit/citlcrembrandt.htm


SELF-PORTRAIT DRAWING

Andy Warhol once said that the day would come when we would all be famous for 15 minutes.  Using the examples set by Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt van Rijn paint a self-portrait of yourself as you would want to be remembered.  Closely study the techniques, attitude and brushstrokes of the two artists that painted the most self-portraits of any other famous artists.