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Matthew Miller   next        Winter 2011 index     156A           dot_big                      
Assignment 2  Getty

I was inspired by the the way Joseph Ducreux's Self-Portrait captured real and informal human expression. It is the type of expression that is often considered an error in photographs. It is funny and honest, and is something we can all relate to. In terms of the painting style, I think Ducreux's technique emphasized the expression more than if it had been done with a higher attention to realism. Rather than focus on realism, I wanted to use the computer to emphasize my expression more in the way of Ducreux.