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Final Project - Artist Inspired Sefl-portrait
For the final project of the semester, each student will create a self-portrait inspired by the work of a famous artist. Students will be required to do research about both the artist themselves, as well as some of their work, as a way to learn more about how that artist's work is created. Below is a list of artists who you may research. While you don't necessarily have to choose an artist from the list below, the artist you do choose should be well recognized, and have multiple pieces of artwork available for you to use for your research.
Josh Liner Gallery
Metropolitian Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Vincent Van Gogh
Francisco Goya Organization
David Hockney site
The Guggenheim Museum
Rembrandt Van Rijn
Leonardo Da Vinci
All Research should include the following:
Biographical Info: Name
1. Place/date of birth:
2. Place/date of death:
3. Country of Origin:
4. Education or apprenticeships:
5. Primary type of artwork (ex: Painting, drawing, etc.):
6. Media (what materials are used? Watercolor, acrylic, etc.):
7. Style or period of art?
8. Short definition of that style or period (see Artlex or Artcyclopedia):
9. What subject(s) does the artist portray in their works?
10. Interesting/Personal information on the artist (at least 2 things):
11. Three other artists who work in this style (from the time period of the artist - or contemporary artists working in this same style). How is the work similar? How is the work different?
12. Identify at least two things happening during the same period in history that might have influenced the artist’s work.
13. Research Resources (minimum of three -use authoritative sites and books);
- Include author, title, date, URL (for sites), publisher (for books), page numbers.
Choose one portrait by your artist and answer the following questions:
Title of work:____________________________________________
1. Who is the subject matter?
2. Style/form: Is this artwork realistic (as real as possible)? abstract (distorted reality)? Explain.
3. Description. Can you identify a color scheme? Why do you think the artist might have chosen the colors she/he did? Do they make sense? What kind of lines did the artist use? How does the texture add to the work? etc.
4. Interpretation. What do you think the artist was trying to say? Why do you think he/she chose this subject?
5. What feeling does this artwork give you and why?
6. What part of the artwork is your favorite and why?
7. How do you plan to mimic the style of your artist in the completion of your self-portrait? What materials will you use? How will you use them?