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Learn through ideas, methods and approaches used by artists who have made images of themselves or portrayed others. KS3+ Art.
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Looking at 8 works in different media, demonstrating a number of approaches to making portraits of a selection of people, for a variety of reasons.
Concentrating on the BP Portrait Award’s winners and their resulting commissions. Focusing on symbolism, colour, scale, style and pose.
Comparisons between selected works from the exhibition The Indian Portrait 1560 – 1860 in 2010 and the permanent Collection.
Resources relating to past exhibitions
Pop Art PortraitsGerhard RichterBeatles to Bowie
Wide AngleZoom In
This resource focuses on a variety of disguised self presentations documented within the genre of portraiture.
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE
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