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The Art of Portraiture

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Language Arts And English +6 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

How do artists create portraits? Students will take a close look at modern and contemporary portraiture through the lens of artists’ decisions, paying particular attention to the different approaches that artists take to their subject matter and the different processes that they use in making their art.

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Luis Jiménez

National Portrait Gallery

El corazón de Luis

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Black Dress (Christy)

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Flaco Jiménez

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Sarah Chang

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John F. Kennedy

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Barack Obama

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Barack Obama

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Gertrude Stein

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Edith Halpert in her Downtown Gallery

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Jacob Lawrence

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Charles Mingus

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Shimomura Crossing the Delaware

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Maya Lin 1:5

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