A talk about Art

Hello, the purpose of this blog is to help bring to life a love of all art that is out there. Here you will find the masters to the most current artists out there. You will have a chance to learn a little about them and share your thoughts on their work. And along the way we will have some fun and questions and trivia about anything ART.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Self Portraits

Self portraits have been done for thousands of years and with the modern selfie they will be continued to be taken for thousands of years to come.  So what is our fascination with pictures of our self?

I love the above self portrait done by Norman Rockwell for a variety of reasons.  First off, if you see his image in the mirror you will notice that it looks different on the canvas.  Even he saw himself differently.  I also love all of the images that are attached to his canvas that are from other famous artists.  This shows that he was studying others.

What else do you see in this image that might give you clues about him or the way he works?  Do you see anything that you find interesting?  Do you have a fascination with taking selfies?  If I looked through your phone would I see a ton of images of you?  If so, why?  I'm not a selfie taker so I am wonder what the obsession is, please tell me?

43 comments:

  1. I think this drawing is really good. I think it is kinda funny that he is doing a portrait of himself else doing a self portrait. I absolutely hate selfies though you will maybe find 3 on my phone.

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  2. I think this drawing is really good. I think it is kinda funny that he is doing a portrait of himself else doing a self portrait. I absolutely hate selfies though you will maybe find 3 on my phone.

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  3. This has so much put into one. I love how he didn't just focus on one portrait. He added many portraits. I think this is a creative and fun twist on self portraits.

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  4. I would say doing a self potrait is much easier than doing someone elses. You are much more familiar with your own face. I found looking at your self through a mirror it is much harder because you are always moving. He did a marvelous job.

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  5. This is very Inception-like, a someone painting a portrait inside of a portrait. It would be cool to see even more layers like the man drawing this picture, and then another one of him drawing the picture of him drawing the original. It could turn out to be very complex.

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  6. I think this is really cool and would like to see this go on twice more or so.

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  7. I think this is really cool and would like to see this go on twice more or so.

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  8. I really like what this artist did. I thought that doing portraits were hard, but doing more than one portrait in one drawing; that is crazy.

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  9. This drawing is creative and drawn well. He must like drawing pretty complex things and making people who look at his work surprised. I don't take selfies really i might have one but with other people in it

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  10. this drawing is creative and crazy good. i like how he makes it very complex and has added lots of detail.

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  11. this drawing is creative and crazy good. i like how he makes it very complex and has added lots of detail.

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  12. I like this one a lot. It has a lot of detail and a lot going on in the picture. My favorite part is his reflection in the mirror.

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  13. This one is really different. I like how he painted someone making a self portrait. He makes it look so real that is what I don't get.

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  14. This is pretty dope and I love it because it is creative, and the artist did a great job drawing it. Overall I think he pulled it off and I give it an A+

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  15. I think that this is really cool, and I feel like the artist did a very good job on it. I like how it is complex. It looks like it would have been very hard to do.

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  16. I like this because he didn't just focus on one thing individual. He focused on a lot of things. It would be cool to see more pictures like a portrait of the man who drew this one. It would be complex and your eyes would have many different things to look at and to focus on.

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  17. This is very cool! I don't think that I would be able to focus on so many things at once. He does a very good job at focusing on and making the pictures look really nice.

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  18. This picture is very interesting, it shows how the creator of the painting saw himself as well as how he really was. It is a sort of contrast of thought and reality.

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  19. This guy is very good at what he does. I think the pictures are also partially what he wants to see himself as. He also most be very focused to do different pictures and different variations.

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  20. this is an amazing self portrait if only a beginner could draw this
    ~kaci

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  21. This guy is very good at what he does. I think the pictures are also partially what he wants to see himself as. He also most be very focused to do different pictures and different variations.

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  22. This is a cool self portrait. I liked doing our self portraits in class and would enjoy doing another one. Would take a lot of focus and practice.

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  23. This would take lot of hard work time and concentration. he is very good at drawing a self potrait inside one. Very interesting and would be crazy hard.

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  24. that drawing and is pretty sweet

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  25. this is really unique. not very many people can look at themselves and draw themselves perfecrly. he also is sitting at an angle which would make it hard for me.

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  26. i think this is very cool and shows some cool stuff man.

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  27. i think this is very cool and shows some cool stuff man.

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  28. This is very cool and creative. It looks kind of funny too.

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  29. I remember seeing this painting before. I can tell that he probably paints while smoking. I think this painting is unique but I don't have enough time to describe why I think that. No I don't have a fascination with selfies.

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  30. this is amazing. not only all of the faces look good but think about planing this picture. he is making a portrait of himself that is making a portrait of himself at the same time he made two portraits. mind-blowing!!!!

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  31. Multiple drawings put in one drawing its pretty good ive never seen anythig like this before. Pretty cool if you ask me

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  32. I really don't like this. Its stupid how he draws one normal and then the other cartoon. There is just too much going on in the drawing.

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  33. This is really cool. I like how he is looking in the mirror. It reminds me of a cartoon. Its really cool.

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  34. This is very active and busy. It is very interesting though. I just personally think there is too much going on in this picture

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  35. i think this is cool and it would be really hard to make

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  36. This is really cool and i like how he used the different angles of him. Its really creative.

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  37. Its amazing it would be really hard to look at a mirror and paint your self and it takes hard work and effort.

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  38. Its amazing it would be really hard to look at a mirror and paint your self and it takes hard work and effort.

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  39. I like how he did the face. it was so Amazing how they did it.

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  40. I like how they made a normal artist looking at himself and then drawing himself for a picture.

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  41. This is really cool how small it is. It is really creative and I wonder how long took to make it. I would like to do something like this.

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  42. I really like this painting for various reasons. He made himself look a little younger than the mirror shows. Maybe he was trying to get a point across or something like that. I like taking selfies because I feel like they boost my self-confidence, but most of the time 99% of my selfies are on snapchat trying to save a streak.

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  43. This is a very fascinating piece. He shows you what it's like to be him, it takes you through his process of creation.

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