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7th Grade Silhouette Self-Portrait

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Stephanie Turner

on 24 October 2016

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Why are self portraits important?
Self-Portraiture
Famous Self Portraits Throughout History
Albrecht Durer
Why do people depict themselves?
Frida Kahlo
Kehinde Wiley
So what would you include in your self-portrait?
Aside from your image, what else could you include in a portrait of yourself?

What types of objects, animals, other people, places, and words could describe you?

Think of what makes you unique. Think deeper than just your hobbies or interests...

What make you.....YOU?
How we see ourselves

vs.

how others see us...
In this project you will...
Chuck Close
Durer was a Dutch printmaker during the late 1400s and early 1500s.

To this day he is considered one of the greatest printmakers of all time.

Used self portraiture to chronicle his rising social status.

His first self-portrait dates back to his teens in 1484.

He continued to explore his changing face and social status until 1522, a few years before his death.

Durer's most impressive self-portrait is from 1500.
Van Gogh's self portraits explore his painting style as it further developed and also provides the viewer with a glimpse into his mental and emotional state.
The Two Fridas was made shortly after Frida's divorce from Diego Rivera. This double self portrait is an expression of Frida's emotions after feeling abandoned by Rivera.

Self portraits are a great way for an artist to explore his or her emotions.
Chuck Close is known for his massive portraits. He began his career as a photorealist painter. He was diagnosed at a young age with a neuromuscular disorder that later in life resulted in partial paralysis.

When he began to lose the use of his body, he transformed his photorealistic style into gridded shapes that come together to create his portraits now.

... Chuck Close says don't give up when things get difficult! He didn't, so we can't either!
You'll be using light to trace your face (a common feature in most self-portraits).

But you won't be creating an exact copy of your face, instead, you will be filling your "head" with symbols and images that can represent you! THE REAL YOU!

How would you like the viewer to think of you when they look at your drawing?
Kehinde Wiley is a New York based painter who is known for his highly realistic paintings of African Americans in positions of power.


His paintings often reference famous works of Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo painters.
Last Class I asked you a few things...
Today I'm asking...
Think of images, patterns, colors, lines, shapes, textures, etc.
The poses we choose and the things we surround ourselves with in our portraits can convey a message about us and the world we live in.
Self portraits are a great way to measure your progress as an artist.
The more you practice, the better you become at seeing yourself.
The more you paint yourself, the more expressive you can become.
Something a little Different.
What is a self-portrait?
How would I depict myself?

How do I view myself?

How do others view me?
While we are studying different types of self-portraits, be thinking:
Vincent Van Gogh
Create an expressive self portrait using your silhouette.
Today's Assignment
In your sketchbook, start brainstorming some ideas about what you would like to include in your silhouette.
think of symbols,
not just hobbies

interests
beliefs
stories
culture

patterns
colors
textures
words/ quotes

Family-oriented,
loves traditions
Example:
Mrs.
Turner
usually the one to organize family event,
keep everyone together
what visual image can I use that keeps things together?
GLUE!
Aside from your image, what else could you include in a portrait of yourself?

What types of objects, animals, other people, places, and words could describe you?

Think of what makes you unique. Think deeper than just your hobbies or interests...

What make you.....YOU?
Based off of what you wrote as your interests, beliefs, stories and culture, what visual symbols can you create for yourself?
Remember the process we went through yesterday!
No Sponge Today!
Please take out your sketchbook and silently continue working on your sketches from yesterday.
We will begin once everyone arrives to class.
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