Museum Entrance Welcome to the Lobby National Portrait Gallery
Name of Museum Back to lobby Welcome to the National Portrait Gallery! Now you have learnt the basics of painting you are ready to learn what a self-portrait is. INTRODUCTION
TASK You must explore the ‘Process’ gallery to learn about the self- portraits of famous artists. Discover their motivation and find a motivation for creating a self-portrait of your own. You will paint a self-portrait to exhibit in the class gallery.motivation self-portrait
Linked citation goes here Return to Exhibit Albrecht Durer In 1484 in Germany, a thirteen year old boy drew this picture of himself. It is the first known self-portrait in the history of art. The boy’s name was Albercht Durer. He used to write notes on his pictures to explain them. On this one he wrote, years later: “this I drew, using a mirror; it is my own likeness, in the year 1484, when I was still a child.”
Return to Exhibit Marc Chagall The first time you look at this self-portrait you might think Marc Chagall had seven fingers on his left hand. Either that, or he couldn’t count…but the real story is that he moved to Paris to be a painter but always missed his native Russia. This self portrait alludes to a Jewish expression that says that doing something with seven fingers means doing it fast and well. With this self- portrait Chagall seems to be saying that even though he still thinks about his home in Russia, he is glad that he moved to Paris because moving there made him a better painter, in other words: a painter with seven fingers!
Evaluation CriteriaAchieved - 3Partially achieved -2/1Not achieved -0 Use of paint The use of paint is appropriate and exhibits knowledge achieved in previous painting lessons. The use of paint is appropriate and exhibits some of the knowledge achieved in previous painting lessons The use of paint is not appropriate and does not exhibit knowledge achieved in previous painting lessons. Motivation You can explain clearly what your motivation behind the self-portrait is. You can somewhat explain what your motivation for the self-portrait is. You cannot explain what your motivation for the self- portrait is. Elements of a self-portrait The painting is clearly a self-portrait and shows elements of your personality and or life. The painting is a self- portrait and shows a vague similarity to your personality and/or life. The painting is not clearly a self-portrait and doesn’t show elements of your personality and /or life. Name Your name is somewhere on the painting Your name is not on the painting Due date The self-portrait is handed in on the _____ of ______ 2011. The self-portrait is not handed in on the _____ Of ________2011. Return to Exhibit