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Portraiture Test STUDY FOR THE TEST USING THIS VERSION
For the Test-be familiar with: The Reasons People Make Portraits: In Ancient times: To remember someone who is gone. To show status In the Renaissance: To show someone as being important In the Baroque: To give a sense of the inner self…. To create a mood or tell a truth To tell a story To exaggerate the qualities Of an individual to create An ideal In Neo-Classical times: commemorate a great individual Create an ideal for propaganda In the Romantic period: exaggerated the mood and atmosphere to communicate an idea Photography in the Modern Era: To document and/or commemorate a person or people of a certain time To challenge what we assume about a person’s identity. To give a more candid sense of a person 20 th Century Portraiture: show a truth about a person that cannot be seen by everyone consist of symbols that represent an individual.
FOR THE TEST: PLEASE BE SURE YOU CAN RECOGNIZE THE CULTURAL PERIOD OF IMAGES FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD FROM THE RENAISSANCE WORLD FROM THE BAROQUE WORLD FROM THE NEO-CLASSICAL WORLD FROM THE ROMANTIC WORLD FROM THE 20 TH CENTURY and be able to ID CHUCK CLOSE AND KEHINDE WILEY FROM MULTIPLE CHOICE
FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD FROM THE RENAISSANCE WORLD FROM THE BAROQUE WORLD FROM THE NEO-CLASSICAL WORLD FROM THE ROMANTIC WORLD FROM THE 20 TH CENTURY
Ancient Rome: Imagines and Marriage Portraits To remember someone who Is gone. To show status of people Still living To create a reality that is Pleasing to the patron
Renaissance: Giovanni Bellini To show someone as being important Or sacred To explain ideas through symbols To provide access to the idea of a person
Renaissance: Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci To tell a story about a person To give an idea of someone’s Personality To show something about a Person’s family
The Baroque: Portraits with Light and Tenebrism…
Rembrandt of the Baroque period To create a mood that reflects A person’s state of mind To give a sense of the inner Self…. To give a truthful view of an Individual’s physical appearance
Caravaggio of the Baroque period To tell a story with people Who seem real enough to Touch… To heighten the experience Of a person’s story through A dramatic experience To exaggerate the qualities Of an individual to create An ideal
Neo-Classicism: Portraits that create ideals Ingres created portraits That commemorate a great Individual Here-he idealizes his own Image
David of the Neo-Classical Portraiture as propaganda for An emperor…
Romanticism: Portraits that exaggerated mood or feeling Gericault painted images Of people who had mental Illness…and exaggerated the Mood and atmosphere to Communicate an idea
Photography: Portraits as Documentation To document and/or commemorate a person or people of a certain time A much faster way to document This is a daguerreotype photograph-a portrait of a soldier from the Civil War
Early Photography: Portrait of an Artist Some of the early portrait photography went beyond simply documenting and ventured into the realm of fine art- photography as a fine art medium This is a portrait of the Romantic artist Eugene Delacroix, take by one of the early innovators of photography Felix Nadar PS- the VMFA show Artists as Art: Photographic Portraits ends this Sunday (3/22)! Go see it while you still can! (free admission)
Photography & Portraiture: Dorothea Lange Dorothea Lange’s photograph Migrant Mother taken during the Great Depression is an example of a candid photograph. Portraiture in photography can combine fine art and documentation. …and lets not forget emotion! This is a photographic portrait that carries quite a lot of emotional weight.
Photography & Portraiture: Conveying Identity Cindy Sherman was a photographer who did a lot of staging: she set up very specific environments with the intention of conveying information about the subject’s identity. This photograph is a self portrait which explores identity in relation to gender (more specifically, gender related stereotypes). Portraits, regardless of media being used, can be made with the purpose of representing (an aspect of) the subject’s identity. Portraits can challenge what we assume about a person’s identity.
Photographic portraits are great, but what becomes of the way portraits are created using non-photographic media? For example, how do painters approach the portrait?
Going Beyond the “Real” Artists like Van Gogh challenged the notion that portraits had to be as realistically rendered as possible. Shift in focus: a portrait does not necessarily have to render a person as realistically as possible. Expressive mark-making can be used to convey emotional/personal information about the subject. Upcoming VMFA Exhibit featuring Van Gogh (Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: the Art of the Flower) begins this Saturday (3/21)
20 th century: Modern Art (Picasso) Picasso begged the question: what can a portrait be? …and what is an important function of a portrait in this modern age? …To show a truth about a person that cannot be seen by everyone…
Does a portrait even have to depict a physical person? Marsden Hartley’s Portrait of a German Officer Hartley created this commemorative portrait by painting symbols that represented the deceased. A portrait can include or consist of symbols that represent an individual.
VOCAB TO KNOW FOR THIS TEST AS WELL: Elements and Principles (Fill in the blank) Properties and steps (Multiple choice) MULTIPLE CHOICE NEW TERMS: Hue Value Intensity Portrait Prismacolor Complementary Local Color Emotional Color Transparent Opaque Semi-opaque