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Owliver’s Scrapbook #33 min read

February 20, 2021 3 min read

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Owliver’s Scrapbook #33 min read

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Owliver has partnered with his friends from PhilARThropy to bring a DIY to you every fortnight!

About PhilARThropy: PhilARThropy is a social organisation that takes art education and creation to under resourced communities by working in low income academic spaces across India)

The activities need minimum supplies, and you do not have to worry about perfecting it— this is your scrapbook. Have fun with it!

This week, we will be making self portraits!

What are self portraits?

Self portraits are portraits (a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders) that artists make of themselves! But it is not always a mirror image.

See how famous artists across time have defined and redefined the self portrait.

At the National Gallery of Art, Washington

This is a self portrait by a famous Dutch artist, Rembrandt, created in 1659.
Here, the painting looks exactly like Rembrandt, almost like he is looking into the mirror.
But self portraits by artists in the recent times have been redefining to be more playful, more imaginative, and more expressive!
After all, what is art if not a way to go beyond the limits of reality, and have some fun with it!

So let’s see what Rembrandt’s friends from the future did with this style!

This is how Pablo Picasso, a painter from the 20th century, looked in person and in his portraits

So, today, we are going to have some fun with our own portraits. You can create whatever you like. Stand in front of a mirror or not. Feel your face or not. And get crazy with your ideas!

While you wait for us to be back with more fun stuff, make more portraits— try a few for your family and friends!— and share them with us at hello@owliverspost.com.

We will be waiting for them…

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