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Silhouette as Art

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Sadara Evans

on 2 March 2015

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Transcript of Silhouette as Art

Silhouette as Art
A silhouette is the image of a person, object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single color, usually black.. The interior of a silhouette is featureless, and the whole is typically presented on a light background, usually white, or none at all.
What are Silhouettes?
Artist to Know: Kara Walker
Kara Walker is a contemporary African American artist who explores race, gender, sexuality, violence and identity in her work. She is best known for her room-size black cut-paper silhouettes.

Walker's silhouette images work to bridge unfinished folklore in the Antebellum South, raising identity and gender issues for African American women in particular. Her work is often confrontational and sometimes controversial.
Artist to Know: Kara Walker
Your Assignment:
You will be creating an ORIGINAL silhouette that makes a statement to the viewer of your artwork. The statement can be about the person in the silhouette's personality, or it could express deeper concerns like Kara Walker's.

You may look at images for inspiration on this project, but you may not simply copy a silhouette that you find online.

You must choose a color scheme for the background of this project.
Silhouette as Art
Cutting portraits, generally in profile, from black paper became popular in the mid-18th century (they weren't called silhouettes until the 19th century) and the tradition has continued under this name into the 21st century. They represented a cheap but effective alternative to the portrait miniature, and skilled specialist artists could cut a high-quality bust portrait in a matter of minutes, working purely by eye.
Artists to Know: Tim Noble and Sue Webster
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