It’s me, Titian. I have been asked by a fellow colleague about my reasoning behind painting my self-portrait. It took me many ages to ponder this question. Was it vain of me to paint a picture of myself? Or was I simply trying to preserve my image for years to come so that future generations could see the type of artist that I am? I finally have come to a conclusion Diary.
The reason I have painted my self-portrait is because I did indeed want people in the years to come to know about me. I wanted them to know about my social status, and about my artistic style. It was extremely important for me to preserve my image. Yes, some people may call me conceited. ...view middle of the document...
The strengths that I view in myself that I have shown are things such as my ability to portray such a realistic rendering of myself. Not many people would be able to paint themselves because you have to look back and forth from a mirror to the canvas.
The portrait also shows my strength of authority and regalness. I feel that as an artist, it’s imperative that we are open and honest with our renderings, especially when it comes to a self-painting. I view myself as a strong individual and therefore wanted to capture that in my work. The weakness that I would have to admit that I see is as I said before the fact that I tend to spend more time with my paintings than I do socializing with others. But painting is what I feel that I was born to do, and therefore I have dedicated my life to my art.
I have done other works besides my self-portrait however. My one piece entitled “The Fall of Man” is my idea of what it was like for Adam and Eve to fall. I have been fascinated with religious topics, and I wanted to show what I believed the Garden of Eden looked like on the day Adam and Eve were there.
My painting entitled “Vanity” is how I perceive someone who acts vain. I portrayed a woman holding a mirror because that is what I believe someone who is conceited tends to look at all the time. When they gaze at their reflections constantly, their vanity is on...