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!
- Hi, I’m Karen Kiick! I am an artist and a teacher. I view both roles as important, but the teacher in me never rests. The satisfaction of guiding people to realize their creative gifts fuels everything I do. On this site, you'll find a bunch of art lesson plans, ideas, and student work. Thanks for visiting!