Create your own funky and colorful self portrait inspired by famous artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat! Basquiat art for kids is also a great way to explore mixed media art with kiddos of all ages. All you need are paints, a sheet of art paper, and some tape to make your own Basquiat art!
BASQUIAT ART FOR KIDS
BASQUIAT FOR KIDS
Jean-Michel Basquiat began his career as a street and graffiti artist on the streets of New York. He became good friends with famous artist, Andy Warhol, who supported his artistic endeavors. Basquiat’s art often makes political, personal and social statements, using free association texts, drawings and statements. He had a very difficult life which shaped his art, and unfortunately he died aged 27.
Basquiat painted a lot of self portraits. In both his portraits and self portraits, he explores his identity as a man with African-American lineage. His paintings were tributes to African-American historical figures, jazz musicians, sports personalities and writers.
Be inspired by Basquiat’s art, and create your own self portrait with tape and our free Basquiat printable below. Let’s get started!
BASQUIAT SELF PORTRAITS
- Acrylic paint
- Art paper or canvas
STEP 1. Print the Basquiat faces ideas page or create your own design.
STEP 2. Pick a face and “draw” it on your canvas or art paper using pieces of tape.
STEP 3. Paint the background with assorted bright colors.
STEP 4. Paint the face black.
STEP 5. Let the paint dry and then remove the tape to reveal your own Basquiat self portrait.
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