Year 8 students have completed stunning self portraits in the style of Matisse, Warhol and Picasso. They researched each artist, focusing on their individual styles, before deciding which to emulate in their own portrait; from Matisse’s bold colour palette, Picasso’s fractured faces or Warhol’s structured and iconic style.
Students had two weeks to complete the project, using photographs of themselves as the basis of their own distinctive artwork. Teacher Mrs Strydom said: ‘All of them have merit and I am pleased with the colours and shapes they have produced. It is the first time we have done the project.
'The students enjoyed it and it was an interesting process with different techniques that they had to learn. They made stencils for the Warhol ones finished off with tracing paper on top. The Picasso ones had collage on top and the ones emulating Matisse used bold colours and brush strokes.’