Monday, 5 October 2009

Self Portrait: Essay Questions

After today's really helpful lecture about writting an essay, we had a seminar where we could discuss our ideas and bring up any questions we may have about the project.

Before today's lecture i came up with a question:

How truthful can be a portrait ?, but soon realised I couldn't write about that because is a broad subject and is so many artists doing different things.

So i decided to pick a more specific subject inside portraiture, but still I was confused which one, either go for the truth behind female artists in portraits or changing genders of some artists in their artwork.

To backup my Artwork Idea for the Self-Portrait, and after tutor Phil showing me the light in the end of the tunnel, I decided to go for the change of genders in a artwork.


True personality or experiment, Why do artists change their gender in a self-portrait?