Since the fifteenth century and the advent of the mirror artists have modeled for themselves in their own works of art. Whether it is an in-depth exploration of the artistís own psyche or simply because as a model, the artist is clearly the cheapest and most available. Whatever the reason, nearly every artist, in every medium from painters to sculptors have attempted this exploration of self. With this research, Iíd like to explore the many different kinds of self-portraits in an attempt to understand why people create these works and how they benefit from them. In ascertaining the personal value of a self-portrait, I will be able to create a self-portrait program and construct the various elements that artists would be seeking.