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ERIC Number: EJ789031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Starting with a Grid: Self-Portraits
Lott, Debra
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v106 n4 p17-19 Dec 2006
Each school year, the author's intermediate art students look forward to this unique self-portrait assignment. Chuck Close's photorealistic portraits are the inspiration for this assignment. The lesson incorporates technology using digital cameras and an image-manipulation computer program. The lesson is introduced with a brief overview of Chuck Close and his portraits created using his grid technique. The completed self-portrait is a unique, abstracted, somewhat distorted view of the student. Similar to Chuck Close's paintings, the farther away the painting is viewed, the more focused it becomes. The closer the painting is viewed, the more abstract it appears and the grids are more apparent. (Contains 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A