Friday, August 12, 2016

Self Portrait Introduction

Today we explored expressing who we are if we were completely mute. Another way to think of this prompt is to imagine if you were trying to communicate with someone who did not speak the same language. A universal way of communicating might be through art.

 Art is a visual language. What signs or symbols would you use to express who you are without the ability to speak? Draw an image or images that would relate who you are.

In addition, we in class today discussed Miyamoto Musashi. He was of Japan's most historically significant samurai. The samurai warriors traditionally also mastered another trade. Often their choice of mastery was artistic to be a balancing accompaniment to their perfection seeking with the bow or sword. Musashi, was a dedicated author and artist. This is an example of one of his self portraits.

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