500 years of Self-Portraits

I just taught an art history lesson to my students that highlighted 500 years of self-portraits. For my students, I think seeing and learning that virtually every artist has created a self-portrait (or tons of them) during their lifetime, put all of their own hard work into perspective! Artists we looked at: Durer, Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas, Monet, Cassatt, Van Gogh, Rodin, Munch, Eakins, Picasso, Rockwell, Magritte, Chagall, de Chiricho, Wood, Dali, Escher, Rivera, Kahlo, Calder, Duchamp, Warhol, Indiana, Oldenburg, John, Rauschenberg, Close, Sherman, Meuck, Do-Ho-Suh.  It was a great conversation that they will follow up on when they select and write their artist research posts on their blogs in January. I’m thrilled with the self-portraits my students created – they worked so hard….below are just a few!

About Karen

Karen Kiick began her teaching career in 1990 in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Since 1996, she has taught at Haddon Township High School in Westmont, New Jersey. She is her District's K-12 Visual and Performing Arts Facilitator and currently teaches 9th through 12th grades. Karen is a four-time recipient (2005, 2010, 2013, 2015) of the New Jersey Governor’s Award for Excellence in Art Education. She is also 2015 NJ Art Educator of the Year, and the National Art Education Association’s 2010 Eastern Region Secondary Art Educator of the Year.
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