Blog 3:1

Self Portrait at 29

Albrecht Durer


This is one of Durer’s most popular self portraits. He is emulated a pose with his hand almost in the position of giving a blessing and made with a similarity to Christ.


I think maybe I could try to change his hand into a making a peace sign, perhaps give him modern clothes, or maybe have him appear to be making a current self portrait via cell phone and mirror! Silly possibilities.


3 thoughts on “Blog 3:1

  1. Hey Jade! This is a great painting to start working with. Something to consider: This portrait came out at a time where people wanted to portray certain aspects about themselves through their clothing, facial expression and gestures. Durer was very purposeful in emulating himself in this way. Look up a little more history, how can you play with this idea?

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