“We can all learn a lot from earthlings. They have some fantastic ideas about this subject”.Ideas that come from these brains of theirs. I recently took a trip to Earth and I am happy to say that I have some marvellous examples of some the earthlings’ portraits.
The artisians all take a seat in front of the screen. The lights dim and before long the first image appears. Oops Oh no that’s not what we want. That’s just a picture I took of Brusho having a confrontation with an Earthing. Just a moment class while I find the right photo.
Ah here we go. This is my favourite and obviously one of the earthlings as well. Look how they pack themselves in to see it. What is it you ask? Let’s have a closer look.This is The Mona Lisa, a portrait of a woman painted by an earthling they call Leonardo Da Vinci from the place on earth they call Italy. It is quite a realistic painting don’t you think. These earthlings often like to paint their subjects the way they believe they really look. Although if you look closely you will see some rather interesting things. Like the background for example.Apparently this painting was among the first portraits to depict an earthling subject before an imaginary landscape (University of Delhi, n.d).
Ah here is our next example. I must say this is a very strange one indeed. Very unlike the last one. I could see how the other painting resembled an earthling but this one? I heard them saying that this painting is by Pablo Picasso and was painted on Earth in 1937 (University of Idaho, 2011). They say this earthling Picasso did paint realistic portraits of this subject, but in this one which he called the weeping woman he was taken over by his visions (Flam, 2003). It is rather abstract and the earthlings often refer to this style of painting as cubism (University of Idaho, 2011).
And here we come to my last example. This they say is the artist himself, an earthling named Vincent Van Gogh. Would you believe he painted this portrait of himself HIMSELF! So they not only like to paint others but they like to paint themselves too.
The slideshow finishes and the Artisians loudly and excitedly discuss what they have just seen. After a short amount of time the teacher directs the Artisians back to their desks.
“So what did we learn from the Earthlings? Well I guess we would have to say that by looking at their work we have learn that portraits can be drawn in many different ways. They can be of others or of yourself. They can be quite realistic or unrealistic, this all up to the artist to decide! Does anyone else have any thoughts they would like to add?
“Yes! Looking at their paintings has got me thinking that I too can create a portrait!”“That’s true. Looking at others work can be very inspiring”
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ReferencesFlam, J. D. (2003). Matisse and Picasso: the story of their rivalry and friendship. Retrieved fromhttp://books.google.com.au/books?id=JOJ-noiJ2UIC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=falseParis.com. (2012). Mona lisa [image]. Retrieved from http://www.paris.com/var/paris/storage/images/media/images/paris_mona_lisa_vinci/48491-2-eng-GB/paris_mona_lisa_vinci_thumb.jpgPicasso, P. (1937). Weeping woman [image]. Retrieved from http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/digital/turning/PDF/Cubism.pdfPueri, J. S. (n.d.). Mona lisa crowd [image]. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mona_lisa_crowd.jpgUniversity of Delhi. (n.d.). Leonardo da vinci. Retrieved from http://www.du.ac.in/fileadmin/DU/Academics/course_material/euroart/hyperlinks%202/da%20Vinci.htmUniversity of Idaho. (2011). Picasso’s guitar and weeping woman. Retrieved from http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/digital/turning/PDF/Cubism.pdfVan Gogh Gallery. (n.d.). Vincent van gogh [image]. Retrieved from http://www.vangoghgallery.com/catalog/Painting/2089/Self-Portrait.html
AppenidixPlanning the Comic Strip Title: Portraits from Planet Earth Creator’s name: Rebecca CupittNumber thescenes insequence.12Scene No. 1 Scene No. 2 Scene No. 3 Scene No. 4Whathappens?(Action)Introduction to story (scrolling credits likeStar Wars).Teacher talking about what they will belearning.Students start watching slideshow. When itbegins the wrong picture is shown.Slideshow continues, correct pictureshowing - crowd of people in front of adistant painting. Screen zooms in toshow close-up of the Mona Lisapainting.Whatcharactersare present?None as yet. Teacher and students. Teacher and students. Teacher and students.Where arethey?(Location)Space. Classroom at desk in front of board. Classroom in front of big screen. Classroom in front of big screen.What propsare part ofthe scene?Image of galaxy. Blackboard with human head and brain. Screen, picture of alien and human. Picture of crowd in front of painting,Mona Lisa painting.Simpleoutlinesketch ofthe scene(like astoryboard)Caption In a galaxy far, far awaya group of Artisians from theplanet Painto are learningabout PortraitureIn the classroom N/A narration only N/A narration only
Number the scenes insequence. 12Scene No. 5 Scene No. 6 Scene No. 7 Scene No. 8What happens?(Action)Painting of the Weeping Womanintroduced.Self-portrait of Vincent Van Goghintroduced.Students finish watching slideshowand talk loudly about what theyhave seen. Teacher sends themback to their desks.Teacher summarises what was learnt in thelesson.What characters arepresent?Teacher and students. Teacher and students. Teacher and students. Teacher and students.Where are they?(Location)Classroom in front of big screen. Classroom in front of big screen. Classroom in front of big screen. Classroom in of board.What props are part ofthe scene?Photo of Weeping Woman painting. Photo of Vincent Van Gogh’s self-portrait.Screen with “the end” written on it. Blackboard with writing.Simple outline sketchof the scene (like astoryboard)Caption In a galaxy far, far awaya group of Artisians from theplanet Painto are learningabout Portraiture.N/A narration only. The end. So what did we learn from the earthlings?Portraits can be:- drawn in many different ways- of others or yourself- can be realistic or unrealisticThis is all up to the artist!!
Number the scenes insequence. 12Scene No. 9 Scene No. 10 Scene No. 11 Scene No. 12What happens? (Action) Teacher asks if there is anything studentswant to add and a student repliesenthusiastically.Returns to image at start of story with finalwords scrolling the page in conclusion.Student shows the self-portrait they havedrawn.What characters arepresent?Teacher and students. None. Student.Where are they? (Location) Classroom in front of blackboard. Space. Standing alone with painting.What props are part of thescene?Blackboard. Image of galaxy. Student’s self-portrait.Simple outline sketch ofthe scene (like astoryboard)Caption Yes! Looking at their paintings has got methinking that I too can create a portrait!That’s true. Looking at others work can bevery inspiring.And so it went that in that galaxy far, far awaythe Artisians from the planet Painto had learntquite a lot from the Earthlings.A new artist was also born this day. He maynot have been a Da Vinci or a Picasso or evena Van Gogh.But he still created an amazing portrait.