Abstracted PortraitsQuestioning Color and Identity
Paul Klee “Senecio”(1922)What do you see inthis painting?What makes this aportrait? Why? How?
Chuck Close, “Self-Portrait” (2007)What do you see in thispainting?What does the title tellthe viewer?What do you think th...
David Hockney,“Mother I, YorkshireMoors”(1985)What might a layeringtechnique do for aportrait?
Nathan Gibbs,“Self-Portrait”(2002)This is how wewill be creatingour self-portraitstoday!What do yousee?What happenswhen yo...
Back of NathanGibbs’artwork….Have you seenthese squaresanywherebefore?Are paintswatchesartwork?Why/not?What are somemateri...
A poster from the 2009 GRAMMYs Why use words?
Charis Tsevis,“BarackObama” (2008)What do you seein the image?How does thisimage showBarack Obama’sidentity?
Michael Mapes,“Poor BoyMichaelStrange” (2006)This is a 3-Dcollection boxWhat is thisportrait madeout of? Why?How can youte...
A side view fromMichael Mapes artwork!
So what did we learn aboutabstract portraits?They can be……..Sometimes they are…….You can use…..to create aportrait.I dis/l...
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Abstracted Portrait Lesson

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Abstracted Portrait Lesson

  1. 1. Abstracted PortraitsQuestioning Color and Identity
  2. 2. Paul Klee “Senecio”(1922)What do you see inthis painting?What makes this aportrait? Why? How?
  3. 3. Chuck Close, “Self-Portrait” (2007)What do you see in thispainting?What does the title tellthe viewer?What do you think theartists’ intent (wanted)was to tell/show theviewer?Why did he use shapesand different colors?
  4. 4. David Hockney,“Mother I, YorkshireMoors”(1985)What might a layeringtechnique do for aportrait?
  5. 5. Nathan Gibbs,“Self-Portrait”(2002)This is how wewill be creatingour self-portraitstoday!What do yousee?What happenswhen you squintyour eyes?
  6. 6. Back of NathanGibbs’artwork….Have you seenthese squaresanywherebefore?Are paintswatchesartwork?Why/not?What are somematerials thatcan be used todo a portrait?
  7. 7. A poster from the 2009 GRAMMYs Why use words?
  8. 8. Charis Tsevis,“BarackObama” (2008)What do you seein the image?How does thisimage showBarack Obama’sidentity?
  9. 9. Michael Mapes,“Poor BoyMichaelStrange” (2006)This is a 3-Dcollection boxWhat is thisportrait madeout of? Why?How can youtell?
  10. 10. A side view fromMichael Mapes artwork!
  11. 11. So what did we learn aboutabstract portraits?They can be……..Sometimes they are…….You can use…..to create aportrait.I dis/like…………I’m un/interested by……….

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