MINDANDBODYSession 11Exploring Art: A Global, ThematicApproach
Your Turn!Create a Self-Portrait! 
DEPICTING THE BODYPortraits In art, a successful portrait goes beyond simply creating a likeness.
DEPICTING THE BODYPortraits Portraits can show individuals in ways that mirror theirsociopolitical milieu (social and pol...
DEPICTING THE BODYPortraits VINCENT VAN GOGH. Portraitof Dr. Gachet, 1890. Inspired by Eugene Delacroix’Tasso in the Mad...
DEPICTING THE BODYPortraits VINCENT VAN GOGH. Portraitof Dr. Gachet, 1890. “I think that we must not counton Dr. Gachet ...
DEPICTING THE BODYPortraits VINCENT VAN GOGH. Portraitof Dr. Gachet, 1890. “Ah! Portraiture, portraiture withthe thought...
DEPICTING THE BODYPortraits VINCENT VAN GOGH. Portraitof Dr. Gachet, 1890. In 1990, the painting was sold for$82.5 milli...
DEPICTING THE BODYSelf-Portrait Depicting oneself.
DEPICTING THE BODYSelf-Portrait Rembrandt Van Rijn made atleast 62 self-portraits.
DEPICTING THE BODYThe Physical Body Artists use the body toaddress ideas about theessence(core/fundamentals/basics)of hum...
DEPICTING THE BODYThe Idealized Body POLYKLEITOS. Doryphoros(Spear-bearer), c. 450-550 BCE. The ancient Greeks believedt...
DEPICTING THE BODYThe Idealized Body POLYKLEITOS. Doryphoros(Spear-bearer), c. 450-550 BCE. The figure is idealized(perf...
DEPICTING THE BODYThe Idealized Body POLYKLEITOS. Doryphoros(Spear-bearer), c. 450-550 BCE. The figure is idealized(perf...
DEPICTING THE BODYThe Idealized Body POLYKLEITOS. Doryphoros(Spear-bearer), c. 450-550 BCE. The figure is idealized(perf...
DEPICTING THE BODYThe Idealized Body POLYKLEITOS. Doryphoros(Spear-bearer), c. 450-550 BCE. The figure is idealized(perf...
DEPICTING THE BODYThe Flawed Body AGESANDER,ATHENODORUS, andPOLYDORUS. Laocoön andHis Sons, late 2nd-early 1stcentury BCE...
THE BODYIN ART AND AS ARTThe Body as Art Material YOKO ONO. Cut Piece, 1964. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zfe2qhI5Ix4...
Discuss in your teams… What are someboundaries in yourculture? Racial Boundaries? Gender Boundaries? Clan / Family Bou...
THE BODYIN ART AND AS ARTThe Body as an Art Tool CHUCK CLOSE. Fanny, 1985.
THE BODYIN ART AND AS ARTThe Body as an Art Tool CHUCK CLOSE. Fanny, 1985. “I like using the body as a toolfor painting…...
JACKSON POLLOCK. Lucifer,USA, 1947. Oil on canvas.
JACKSON POLLOCK. Lucifer,USA, 1947. Oil on canvas.
RACE, GENDER,CLAN, &CLASSSession 11Exploring Art: A Global, ThematicApproach
GUERRILLA GIRLS. Do women have tobe naked to get into the Met. Museum?,USA, 1986. Street poster.
JEAN-AUGUSTE DOMINIQUEINGRES. Grande Odalisque, 1814.Who are these “Guerrilla Girls”?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33DXdB...
“There is a system in place, and the system has its values, andthe system’s values may not be the best values of our socie...
PETER PAULRUBENS.Abduction ofthe daughtersof Leucippus,1617. Oil onCanvas.Gender Reflected in Art Skin Tone Helplessness...
JACQUES-LOUIS DAVID. Oath of theHoratti, France, 1784. Oil on canvas.Gender Reflected inArt and Architecture Men = Heroes...
PICK A CARD! ANY CARD!
CLASSArt and class structure can belinked in several ways: Members of different classesmay be depicted withdistinctive bo...
DIEGO VELAZQUEZ. Las Menias,Spain, 1656. Oil on canvas.Class Activities andLifestylesThe Ruling ClassCenter figure: daugh...
JAN VERMEER VAN DELFT.The Kitchen Maid, Netherlands, 1660.Oil on canvas.Class Activities andLifestylesThe Working & Middle...
DOROTHEA LANGE.Migrant Mother, Nipomo Valley, USA,1936. Gelatin silver print.Class Activities and LifestylesThe PoorArt p...
Update your self-portraitaccording to your class.
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  1. 1. MINDANDBODYSession 11Exploring Art: A Global, ThematicApproach
  2. 2. Your Turn!Create a Self-Portrait! 
  3. 3. DEPICTING THE BODYPortraits In art, a successful portrait goes beyond simply creating a likeness.
  4. 4. DEPICTING THE BODYPortraits Portraits can show individuals in ways that mirror theirsociopolitical milieu (social and political environment).
  5. 5. DEPICTING THE BODYPortraits VINCENT VAN GOGH. Portraitof Dr. Gachet, 1890. Inspired by Eugene Delacroix’Tasso in the Madhouse, 1839.
  6. 6. DEPICTING THE BODYPortraits VINCENT VAN GOGH. Portraitof Dr. Gachet, 1890. “I think that we must not counton Dr. Gachet at all. First of all,he is sicker than I am, I think, orshall we say just as much, sothat’s that. Now when one blindman leads another blind man,don’t they both fall into theditch?” – Vincent Van Gogh
  7. 7. DEPICTING THE BODYPortraits VINCENT VAN GOGH. Portraitof Dr. Gachet, 1890. “Ah! Portraiture, portraiture withthe thought, the soul of themodel in it, that is what I thinkmust come.” – Vincent Van Gogh
  8. 8. DEPICTING THE BODYPortraits VINCENT VAN GOGH. Portraitof Dr. Gachet, 1890. In 1990, the painting was sold for$82.5 million in New York (that’s$146.5 million today!). This is still the highest price paidfor art at a public auction. That’s equal to:3,055,259,530,219VNĐ
  9. 9. DEPICTING THE BODYSelf-Portrait Depicting oneself.
  10. 10. DEPICTING THE BODYSelf-Portrait Rembrandt Van Rijn made atleast 62 self-portraits.
  11. 11. DEPICTING THE BODYThe Physical Body Artists use the body toaddress ideas about theessence(core/fundamentals/basics)of humanity as well ascultural ideals.
  12. 12. DEPICTING THE BODYThe Idealized Body POLYKLEITOS. Doryphoros(Spear-bearer), c. 450-550 BCE. The ancient Greeks believedthat humans were capable ofnear perfection.
  13. 13. DEPICTING THE BODYThe Idealized Body POLYKLEITOS. Doryphoros(Spear-bearer), c. 450-550 BCE. The figure is idealized(perfect) in several ways: In the balanced pose
  14. 14. DEPICTING THE BODYThe Idealized Body POLYKLEITOS. Doryphoros(Spear-bearer), c. 450-550 BCE. The figure is idealized(perfect) in several ways: In the balance pose In the internal proportions
  15. 15. DEPICTING THE BODYThe Idealized Body POLYKLEITOS. Doryphoros(Spear-bearer), c. 450-550 BCE. The figure is idealized(perfect) in several ways: In the balance pose In the internal proportions In the restrained (controlled)emotions
  16. 16. DEPICTING THE BODYThe Idealized Body POLYKLEITOS. Doryphoros(Spear-bearer), c. 450-550 BCE. The figure is idealized(perfect) in several ways: In the balance pose In the internal proportions In the restrained (controlled)emotions; and In the roles depicted–youth,athlete, and warrior.
  17. 17. DEPICTING THE BODYThe Flawed Body AGESANDER,ATHENODORUS, andPOLYDORUS. Laocoön andHis Sons, late 2nd-early 1stcentury BCE. Greek art turned to depictinghumans engaged in violentaction, vulnerable to age,injured, diseased, andsubject to emotions (pain,terror, or despair).
  18. 18. THE BODYIN ART AND AS ARTThe Body as Art Material YOKO ONO. Cut Piece, 1964. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zfe2qhI5Ix4 “When people crossboundaries, it makes youquestion those boundaries.” What are some racial,gender, family, and classboundaries in your culture?
  19. 19. Discuss in your teams… What are someboundaries in yourculture? Racial Boundaries? Gender Boundaries? Clan / Family Boundaries? Class Boundaries?
  20. 20. THE BODYIN ART AND AS ARTThe Body as an Art Tool CHUCK CLOSE. Fanny, 1985.
  21. 21. THE BODYIN ART AND AS ARTThe Body as an Art Tool CHUCK CLOSE. Fanny, 1985. “I like using the body as a toolfor painting…by using myhand, I can feel just how muchink is on my finger and then Ican feel very clearly howmuch I’m depositing (putting)on the painting.” – ChuckClose http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm6aHKdX0Pc
  22. 22. JACKSON POLLOCK. Lucifer,USA, 1947. Oil on canvas.
  23. 23. JACKSON POLLOCK. Lucifer,USA, 1947. Oil on canvas.
  24. 24. RACE, GENDER,CLAN, &CLASSSession 11Exploring Art: A Global, ThematicApproach
  25. 25. GUERRILLA GIRLS. Do women have tobe naked to get into the Met. Museum?,USA, 1986. Street poster.
  26. 26. JEAN-AUGUSTE DOMINIQUEINGRES. Grande Odalisque, 1814.Who are these “Guerrilla Girls”?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33DXdBHaokw
  27. 27. “There is a system in place, and the system has its values, andthe system’s values may not be the best values of our society.The system itself might be discriminatory, might be exclusive,might be unfair.”“Educational institutions are the perfect place to [exhibit ourwork] because critical thinking is so important for any highereducation.”
  28. 28. PETER PAULRUBENS.Abduction ofthe daughtersof Leucippus,1617. Oil onCanvas.Gender Reflected in Art Skin Tone Helplessness Diamond Shape
  29. 29. JACQUES-LOUIS DAVID. Oath of theHoratti, France, 1784. Oil on canvas.Gender Reflected inArt and Architecture Men = Heroes Women = Helpless Clothing: Men = angles Women = softcurves Arches: Symmetry,orderliness Concretesocial reality
  30. 30. PICK A CARD! ANY CARD!
  31. 31. CLASSArt and class structure can belinked in several ways: Members of different classesmay be depicted withdistinctive body styles andposes Artwork can show theenvironment and activitiesthat mark members of acertain class A work of art can be a statusitem (the owner has status)
  32. 32. DIEGO VELAZQUEZ. Las Menias,Spain, 1656. Oil on canvas.Class Activities andLifestylesThe Ruling ClassCenter figure: daughter ofkingLocationLightLarge Painting (10.5 x 9 ft)
  33. 33. JAN VERMEER VAN DELFT.The Kitchen Maid, Netherlands, 1660.Oil on canvas.Class Activities andLifestylesThe Working & Middle ClassThe middle class is elevatedin dignity.The boring, daily task ofpouring milk seems almostsacred (holy).Vermeer often paintedordinary scenes fromeveryday life.
  34. 34. DOROTHEA LANGE.Migrant Mother, Nipomo Valley, USA,1936. Gelatin silver print.Class Activities and LifestylesThe PoorArt provides us a record of thepoor, their way of life and theirstruggles.This mother was 32 years oldwith 7 children during the GreatDepression.
  35. 35. Update your self-portraitaccording to your class.

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