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What is a self portrait? It’s a representation of you. When you make a self portrait, you can choose the way you want to show yourself. It might be a pencil drawing, a still photograph, or a colourful painting.

Many self portraits are realistic visual representations - they look like us! These portraits look like their artists:

Rembrandt Self-Portrait (1637)
Rembrandt, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Milena Pavlović-Barili Selfportrait
Milena Pavlović-Barili, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

But we can have abstract self portraits. An abstract self portrait isn’t necessarily how you look in real life. Instead it might use shapes, colours, and forms to represent you.

Vajda Abstract Self-portrait 1937
Lajos Vajda, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Alexey Parygin 2004 Sign Self portrait
Aleksey Parygin, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons