Presentation on theme: "PORTRAIT PAINTINGS Art with Power. What is a portrait? Artistic representation of a person Usually shows just one person Face and expression is."— Presentation transcript:
PORTRAIT PAINTINGS Art with Power
What is a portrait? Artistic representation of a person Usually shows just one person Face and expression is dominant Intent to display likeness, personality, and mood of the person Often shows a person looking directly into a camera to most successfully engage the audience Used to document historical figures, primitive version of photography prior to the 1800s
Which one is a portrait?
Different Types “The Girl with the Pearl Earring” Johannes Vermeer Three-Quarter View Head turned slightly to the side Realistic Mood?
Different Types Profile View Only able to see half of the face Mostly realistic Mood?
Different Types Photograph Abraham Lincoln Full Face View Realism, how? Expression? Importance?
Expressive Portraits Mood or expression is more important than likeness Can see the artist’s hand in the craft Unrealistic and fantastical
What you will be doing Creating your own expressive self-portrait First, we will practice drawing realistic facial features. Then we will experiment with continuous contour drawings to loosen up. Then create our own portraits using water- soluble oil pastels. Skin color is not an option.