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Self-Portraits with Meaning

Self-Portraits with Meaning

Mackenzie Matthews

on 30 November 2013

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Transcript of Self-Portraits with Meaning

Creating Self-Portraits with Meaning
What is an Artist Statment
It is an artist's written description of their work. It is informative! It is meant to give the viewer understanding.

Who are you?
What is your piece about?
Why did you create it?
Leonardo Da Vinci, Self-Portrait, 1512
All portaits carry meaning that the artist intended.

Meaning can be conveyed through expression...
Vincent Van Gogh, Self-Portrait, 1889
Meaning can be conveyed through color...
Meaning can be conveyed through symbolism...
Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait, 1907
What is expression?
the act of making your thoughts, feelings, etc. known...
What is symbolism?
an object, etc., that expresses or represents a particular idea or quality
examples of artist statements
In groups: break them down
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