Did you know that the self portrait is one of the earliest forms of art that contained a person as the focus? In the Early Renaissance in the mid-15th century, artists first began identifying themselves as the main focus of a piece of art.
In the Renaissance, the self portrait became more popular and was often used to represent someone with high status and wealth.
Now, self portraits are more easily created, through a wide variety of mediums including paint, pencil, water color, and even a camera phone!
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