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Self- Portraits Symbolism and Meaning

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Self- Portraits. Symbolism and Meaning. What is art?. Art is…. A way for us to express our feelings. A way for us to make a statement about what we think of society and how we fit in. A way for us to change the world and our culture through creativity. What is a self –portrait?. Van Gough. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Self- PortraitsSymbolism and Meaning

  • What is art?

  • Art is

    A way for us to express our feelings.A way for us to make a statement about what we think of society and how we fit in.A way for us to change the world and our culture through creativity.

  • What is a self portrait?

  • Van Gough

  • Post- Impressionist

  • Matisse

  • Modernism(not so modern anymore)

  • Pablo Picasso

  • Cubism

  • Picasso Sculpture in Chicago

  • Frida Kahlo

  • Surrealism

  • Where do we see symbolism?Kahlo was influenced by indigenous Mexican culture, which is apparent in her use of bright colors and dramatic symbolism. She frequently included the symbolic monkey.She combined elements of the classic religious Mexican tradition with surrealist renderings.

  • Salvador Dali

  • Salvador Dali

  • Where do we see symbolism?Dal employed extensive symbolism in his work. For instance, the hallmark "soft watches" that first appear in The Persistence of Memory suggest Einstein's theory that time is relative and not fixed.The idea for clocks functioning symbolically in this way came to Dal when he was staring at a runny piece of Camembert cheese on a hot day in august.

  • Jean Michel Basquiat

  • Neo- Expressionism

  • Cindy Sherman

    More Info on Cindy Sherman

  • Cindy in STUDIO

  • Andy Warhol

  • When Warhol first exhibited these thirtytwo canvases in 1962, each one simultaneously hung from the wall like a painting and rested on a shelf like groceries in a store. The number of canvases corresponds to the varieties of soup then sold by the Campbell Soup Company. Warhol assigned a different flavor to each painting, referring to a product list supplied by Campbell's. There is no evidence that Warhol envisioned the canvases in a particular sequence. Here, they are arranged in rows that reflect the chronological order in which they were introduced, beginning with "Tomato" in the upper left, which debuted in 1897.

  • Andy Warhol

  • Shepard Fairey (OBEY)

  • Shepard Fairey + Propoganda

  • Shepard Fairey

  • Silk ScreenMore info on Silkscreening

  • Screen Printing


  • YOUR ASSIGNMENT: UNEXPECTED ME: Redefining the SelfieCreate a Self-Portrait using a picture we take in class.Determine 3 or 4 parts of your personality and identity to represent. Determine creative and unexpected ways to represent these 3 or 4 ideas symbolically. We will be using the lasso tool, feather tool, opacity tool, and layers palette in ADOBE Photoshop to complete this portrait.

    *****they continued using vivid colours, thick application of paint, distinctive brush strokes, and real-life subject matter, but they were more inclined to emphasize geometric forms, to distort form for expressive effect, and to use unnatural or arbitrary colour.****Cubism was a 20th century avant-garde art movement, pioneered by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, that revolutionized European painting and sculpture, and inspired related movements in music, literature and architecture. In cubist artworks, objects are broken up, analyzed, and re-assembled in an abstracted forminstead of depicting objects from one viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context. ***Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for the visual artworks and writings of the group members.Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur; however, many Surrealist artists and writers[who?] regard their work as an expression of the philosophical movement first and foremost, with the works being an artifact. Leader Andr Breton was explicit in his assertion that Surrealism was above all a revolutionary movement.

    **For Dali, being an artist meant being seen as an artist. In his autobiography, he describes this strange early appearance: "I let my hair grow as long as a girl's as soon as possible I wanted to make myself look unusual. I bought a large black felt hat and a pipe, which I did not smoke. On rainy days I wore a waterproof capewhich was so long it almost reached the ground."

    ****Neo-expressionism is a style of modern painting and sculpture that emerged in the late 1970s and dominated the art market until the mid-1980s. Related to American Lyrical Abstraction of the 60s and 70s, Bay Area Figurative School of the 50s and 60s, the continuation of Abstract Expressionism, New Image Painting and precedents in Pop painting, it developed as a reaction against the conceptual art and minimal art of the 1970s. Neo-expressionists returned to portraying recognizable objects, such as the human body (although sometimes in an abstract manner), in a rough and violently emotional way using vivid colours and banal colour harmonies.**********