What is a Self-Portrait? - Definition, Artists & Examples


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Art historians have interrogated the boundaries of media in order to define specific:

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1. While a portrait generally refers to a painting of a human figure, a self-portrait refers to

2. Which term best describes a style of painting that seeks to depict the world in a naturalistic, objective way?:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Self-portraits are different from regular portraits. This quiz/worksheet combination will check your knowledge of self-portraits and major art styles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following items:

  • Definition of self-portrait
  • Term that best describes style of painting that seeks to depict the world in a naturalistic, objective way
  • Type of painting a self-portrait refers to
  • What art historians have sought to specifically define
  • Term that best describes a style of painting that seeks to convey a subjective way of feeling or seeing

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on self-portraits
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the styles used in self-portraits
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the definition of a self-portrait

Additional Learning

Find out more about self-portraits and artistic styles by reviewing the lesson entitled What is a Self-Portrait? - Definition, Artists & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand the difference between a self-portrait and regular portrait
  • Know the principles used in Norman Rockwell's paintings
  • Compare Edgar Degas' self-portraits
  • Learn what makes the selfie a type of self-portrait