Performance Homework

Self-portrait in Bed

  • Material:
    Charcoal stick, long stick or rod, bed, wall
  • Preparation:
    Attach the charcoal stick to your rod. Lie in your bed and hold the long stick in your drawing hand.
  • Task:
    Draw a self-portrait on a wall beside your bed.
  • Tip:
    The drawing doesn't need to be good.
  • Extra:
    Look up to yourself!
  • Note:
    In the final years of his life Henri Matisse kept on painting while in his sick bed. It is uncertain if this was a self-portrait.
  • Source:
    Paris Match Archive

Idea adjusted from the work by
Henri Matisse