[self-pawr-trit, -treyt, -pohr-, self-]
- a portrait of oneself done by oneself.
Origin of self-portrait
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for self-portrait
The star practitioners of the self-portrait are as controversial as they always were, and just as adept at shaping our culture.
The Self-Portrait: A Cultural History by James Hall is published by Thames Hudson.
The self-portrait as a glorification of the artist took off in the 1490s, according to Hall.
A self-portrait of Kirke pregnant with her daughter is also on display.Jemima Kirke Is More Than Just a ‘Girl’
March 27, 2014
Why the music of the Millennial generation is so narcissistic—the sonic equivalent of an Instagram self-portrait.The Rise of Selfie Pop: Why Songs About Self-Esteem Are All the Rage
December 3, 2013
The self-portrait dated 1441 looks like a man much older than twenty-nine.
- a portrait one draws or paints of oneself
Word Origin and History for self-portrait
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper