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When we have digital cameras why make a portrait any other way?
PortraitsA brief survey
"The aim of Art is to present not the outward     appearance of things, but their innersignificance; for this, not the ext...
In ancient cultures human form was usedprimarily to portray the supernatural.
Venus of Willendorf, 20,000 B.C.E.
Isis/Aphrodite – 2nd century Egypt
Ancient Egypt
Egyptian painting from the time of Akhenaton 1353-35 B.C.E.
Heracles and Athena. Tondo of an Attic red-figure kylix, 480–470 BC.From Vulci
Belvedere Apollo, Greek 5 B.C.E.
As civilization grew and people becamestable specialists arose as did a ruling ormonied class.
Fayum Mummy Portraits dating from 1st century B.C.E.
Mughal Empire – 1526 – mid 19th century
Prince Khurram (Shah Jahan) with his son Dara Shikoh: Leaf from an album made for Emperor ShahJahan, ca. 1620; Mughal, per...
Two gentlemen engrossed in conversation while two others look on, a Chinese painting on a ceramictile from a tomb near Luo...
Han Dynasty Painting, 206 BCE – 220 AD
“Four Generals of Zhongxing” by Southern Song Dynasty artists Liu Songnian (1174-1224).
The official Chinese court portrait painting of the empress and wife ofSong Dynasty emperor Qinzong (1100 – 1161)
Qin Shi Huangdi - "First Emperor of Qin Dynasty"
Soon after the French and American revolutions (18thcentury) the more common man became interested inportraiture. After al...
sillouette
Robert Cornelius, Self Portrait, 1839
Vncent van Gogh, Self Portrait, 1888
Vncent van Gogh, Self Portrait, 1889
Vncent van Gogh, Self Portrait, 1889
Henri Matisse, Madame Matisse (the Green Stripe), 1905
Henri Matisse
Henri Matisse
Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
M.C. Esher
Giacometti
Alice Neel
Alice Neel
Ana Mendieta
Ana Mendieta
Hannah Wilke
Hannah Wilke
Cindy Sherman
Cindy Sherman
Cindy Sherman
Jenny Saville
Jenny Saville
Jenny Saville
Mauruzio Anzeri
Mauruzio Anzeri
Mauruzio Anzeri
Zhang Xiagang
Zhang Xiagang
Zhang Xiagang
Fang Lijun
Fang Lijun
Fang Lijun
Zhang Huan
Zhang Huan
Zhang Huan
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Why make portraits? Visit the ISB Art History channel for supporting video "Ol' Skool Sefies - Portraits before the modern era (https://youtu.be/60LKcMvtAjA) and the Thinking LIke an Artist store for supporting materials. (https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Thinking-Like-An-Artist)

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Portraits and Culture

  1. 1. When we have digital cameras why make a portrait any other way?
  2. 2. PortraitsA brief survey
  3. 3. "The aim of Art is to present not the outward appearance of things, but their innersignificance; for this, not the external mannerand detail, constitutes true reality. - Aristotle
  4. 4. In ancient cultures human form was usedprimarily to portray the supernatural.
  5. 5. Venus of Willendorf, 20,000 B.C.E.
  6. 6. Isis/Aphrodite – 2nd century Egypt
  7. 7. Ancient Egypt
  8. 8. Egyptian painting from the time of Akhenaton 1353-35 B.C.E.
  9. 9. Heracles and Athena. Tondo of an Attic red-figure kylix, 480–470 BC.From Vulci
  10. 10. Belvedere Apollo, Greek 5 B.C.E.
  11. 11. As civilization grew and people becamestable specialists arose as did a ruling ormonied class.
  12. 12. Fayum Mummy Portraits dating from 1st century B.C.E.
  13. 13. Mughal Empire – 1526 – mid 19th century
  14. 14. Prince Khurram (Shah Jahan) with his son Dara Shikoh: Leaf from an album made for Emperor ShahJahan, ca. 1620; Mughal, period of Jahangir (1605–27
  15. 15. Two gentlemen engrossed in conversation while two others look on, a Chinese painting on a ceramictile from a tomb near Luoyang, Henan province, dated to the Eastern Han Dynasty (25–220 AD)
  16. 16. Han Dynasty Painting, 206 BCE – 220 AD
  17. 17. “Four Generals of Zhongxing” by Southern Song Dynasty artists Liu Songnian (1174-1224).
  18. 18. The official Chinese court portrait painting of the empress and wife ofSong Dynasty emperor Qinzong (1100 – 1161)
  19. 19. Qin Shi Huangdi - "First Emperor of Qin Dynasty"
  20. 20. Soon after the French and American revolutions (18thcentury) the more common man became interested inportraiture. After all, everyone was created equal.
  21. 21. sillouette
  22. 22. Robert Cornelius, Self Portrait, 1839
  23. 23. Vncent van Gogh, Self Portrait, 1888
  24. 24. Vncent van Gogh, Self Portrait, 1889
  25. 25. Vncent van Gogh, Self Portrait, 1889
  26. 26. Henri Matisse, Madame Matisse (the Green Stripe), 1905
  27. 27. Henri Matisse
  28. 28. Henri Matisse
  29. 29. Pablo Picasso
  30. 30. Pablo Picasso
  31. 31. Pablo Picasso
  32. 32. Pablo Picasso
  33. 33. M.C. Esher
  34. 34. Giacometti
  35. 35. Alice Neel
  36. 36. Alice Neel
  37. 37. Ana Mendieta
  38. 38. Ana Mendieta
  39. 39. Hannah Wilke
  40. 40. Hannah Wilke
  41. 41. Cindy Sherman
  42. 42. Cindy Sherman
  43. 43. Cindy Sherman
  44. 44. Jenny Saville
  45. 45. Jenny Saville
  46. 46. Jenny Saville
  47. 47. Mauruzio Anzeri
  48. 48. Mauruzio Anzeri
  49. 49. Mauruzio Anzeri
  50. 50. Zhang Xiagang
  51. 51. Zhang Xiagang
  52. 52. Zhang Xiagang
  53. 53. Fang Lijun
  54. 54. Fang Lijun
  55. 55. Fang Lijun
  56. 56. Zhang Huan
  57. 57. Zhang Huan
  58. 58. Zhang Huan

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