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Why make portraits? Visit the ISB Art History channel (http://vimeo.com/channels/isbarthistorychannel) and my website (http://mountains.brianreverman.com/) for additional resources.

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  • 1. When we have digital cameras why make a portrait any other way?

2. PortraitsA brief survey 3. "The aim of Art is to present not the outward appearance of things, but their innersignificance; for this, not the external mannerand detail, constitutes true reality. - Aristotle 4. In ancient cultures human form was usedprimarily to portray the supernatural. 5. Venus of Willendorf, 20,000 B.C.E. 6. Isis/Aphrodite 2nd century Egypt 7. Ancient Egypt 8. Egyptian painting from the time of Akhenaton 1353-35 B.C.E. 9. Heracles and Athena. Tondo of an Attic red-figure kylix, 480470 BC.From Vulci 10. Belvedere Apollo, Greek 5 B.C.E. 11. As civilization grew and people becamestable specialists arose as did a ruling ormonied class. 12. Fayum Mummy Portraits dating from 1st century B.C.E. 13. Mughal Empire 1526 mid 19th century 14. Prince Khurram (Shah Jahan) with his son Dara Shikoh: Leaf from an album made for Emperor ShahJahan, ca. 1620; Mughal, period of Jahangir (160527 15. Two gentlemen engrossed in conversation while two others look on, a Chinese painting on a ceramictile from a tomb near Luoyang, Henan province, dated to the Eastern Han Dynasty (25220 AD) 16. Han Dynasty Painting, 206 BCE 220 AD 17. Four Generals of Zhongxing by Southern Song Dynasty artists Liu Songnian (1174-1224). 18. The official Chinese court portrait painting of the empress and wife ofSong Dynasty emperor Qinzong (1100 1161) 19. Qin Shi Huangdi - "First Emperor of Qin Dynasty" 20. Soon after the French and American revolutions (18thcentury) the more common man became interested inportraiture. After all, everyone was created equal. 21. sillouette 22. Robert Cornelius, Self Portrait, 1839 23. Vncent van Gogh, Self Portrait, 1888 24. Vncent van Gogh, Self Portrait, 1889 25. Vncent van Gogh, Self Portrait, 1889 26. Henri Matisse, Madame Matisse (the Green Stripe), 1905 27. Henri Matisse 28. Henri Matisse 29. Pablo Picasso 30. Pablo Picasso 31. Pablo Picasso 32. Pablo Picasso 33. M.C. Esher 34. Giacometti 35. Alice Neel 36. Alice Neel 37. Ana Mendieta 38. Ana Mendieta 39. Hannah Wilke 40. Hannah Wilke 41. Cindy Sherman 42. Cindy Sherman 43. Cindy Sherman 44. Jenny Saville 45. Jenny Saville 46. Jenny Saville 47. Mauruzio Anzeri 48. Mauruzio Anzeri 49. Mauruzio Anzeri 50. Zhang Xiagang 51. Zhang Xiagang 52. Zhang Xiagang 53. Fang Lijun 54. Fang Lijun 55. Fang Lijun 56. Zhang Huan 57. Zhang Huan 58. Zhang Huan