Part 1: Expressing Yourself

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Activity 1A.2: Looking at Album Art

Album Art Analysis
Not a Pretty Girl (analyzed in the unit), Ani DiFranco

Activity 1A.3: Thinking About Teamwork

Teamwork Video Clips
Crafting the World of Coraline
This clip shows that the production of a stop-motion animation movie involves a large team of people working on such aspects as set design and puppet making.


Activity 1A.4: Analyzing Art and Media About Others

Book Covers (Autobiographies)
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, James Weldon Johnson
Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America, Firoozeh Dumas
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
My Life into Art: An Autobiography, Judith Weinshall Liberman
Sounds of the River: A Memoir, Da Chen
Albrecht Durer
Self-Portrait, 1500
M.C. Escher
Hand with Reflecting Sphere, 1935
Paul Gauguin
The two faces of Paul Gauguin:
Self-Portrait, 1889
Self-Portrait Dedicated to Carrière, 1888 or 1889
William H. Johnson
Self-Portrait, 1929
A Journey through Art with W. H. Johnson
Frida Kahlo
Self-Portrait on the Borderline Between Mexico and the United States, 1932
The Accident, 1926
Self-Portrait, 1929
Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, 1940
Kathe Kollwitz
Self-Portrait, 1924
Self-Portrait, 1921
Self-Portrait, 1924 (woodcut)
Self-Portrait, 1948
Jacob Lawrence
Self-Portrait, 1977
Yolanda Lopez
Portrait of the Artist as the Virgin of Guadalupe, 1978
Nina Matsumoto
Self-Portrait (n.d.)
Lee Miller
Self-Portrait in Headband, 1932
Rembrandt van Rijn
Self-Portrait, Wide Eyed, 1630
In addition to this and several more self-portraits, this Web page has information about the scope of Rembrandt’s self-portraiture:
Marjane Satrapi
“The Veil” from Persepolis, 2003
Untitled (vacation) from Persepolis, 2003