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  1. 1. When do people create portraits? and Who creates them? and Who creates them?
  2. 2. Inanna - Female Head from Uruk, c. 3500 3000 BCE Inanna is currently located in Baghdad, Iraq Inanna is the Sumerian goddess of love, fertility, and warfare Can anyone tell me where Sumer is located? Inanna is one of the earliest examples of portraiture, and is a perfect example of basing portraits on gods and goddesses.
  3. 3. Portrait bust of a man, 1st century BCE Roman bust What term was coined by the romans? Romans were some of the first people to create portraits of people who were not deities.
  4. 4. Court portrait of Emperor Shenzong of Song (circa 10671085), Chinese What are some differences in this portrait and portraits we have looked at from western countries? This portrait is from the earliest time period of surviving Chinese portraits Portrait painting in China probably goes back to 1000BCE
  5. 5. Rembrandt, Portrait of the Artist at His Easel 1660 Rembrandt Van Rijn, Dutch, Is considered one of the greatest European portrait painters of all time Rembrandt is known for his highly realistic, well trained style. Rembrandt is especially known for his self portraits. A letter published in 2004 by Margaret S. Livingstone, professor of neurobiology at Harvard Medical School, suggests that Rembrandt, whose eyes failed to align correctly, suffered from stereo blindness.[67] This conclusion was made after studying 36 of Rembrandt's self-portraits. Because he could not form a normal binocular vision, his brain automatically switched to one eye for many visual tasks. This disability could have helped him to flatten images he saw, and then put it onto the two-dimensional canvas. Livingstone theorized that this was an advantage for the painter: "Art teachers often instruct students to close one eye in order to flatten what they see. Therefore, stereo blindness might not be a handicap—and might even be an asset—for some artists."[68]
  6. 6. Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). Portrait of Dr Gachet Seated at a Table 1890 Van Gogh, another Dutch painter, was known as a post impressionist, whose work was seen by few and liked by fewer. His work features loose lines, brush strokes, and bold colors. This workwas sold for $82.5 million in 1990
  7. 7. Georges Braque, Head Braque, a contemporary of a woman, 1909 a of Picasso, was also member of the cubist movement Notice the way the different planes of the face is abstracted to emphasize the different planes on the face What are some differences in his work, and the Picasso works you havee seen?
  8. 8. What other professions can you think of who create portaits? Author Biographies Portrait photographer family portraits year books prom pictures Film makers Documentaries Biographical films
  9. 9. Assignment: Drawing facial features
  10. 10. establish proportion and perspective of the eyes and brow determine the placement and movement of the eyebrows, these are important in conveying an expression Develop tones within the eye, iris, pupil, lids, highlight of the eye. Highlight will help to give the eye a glossy wet texture Finish developing tones around the eyes, as well as within the eye, also completing eye lashes and brows.
  11. 11. establish perspective of brow, nostrils, bridge, and tip establish different planes of the nose look for obvious dark tones and begin adding tones from there develop the darkest tones and soften where lighter tones meet highlights.
  12. 12. establish perspective, determine where highlighted areas are develop the form and texture, between the two lips is he strongest line build tones and and any highlights with eraser
  13. 13. determine position of ear on the head create main lines and forms within the ear develop the forms of the ear, look for darkest darks and lightest lights.
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