March 22, 2011


I could sit outside of a coffee shop and watch people go by all day. I love the little glimpses people give you into their lives by the things they wear or carry or say or do. I think we all have an interest in people. You can certainly see it in art. Artists study people. They study the body and how it moves. They are captivated by people in other cultures, fascinated by societies, and intrigued by those on the margins (van Gogh comes to mind). In trying to come up with an idea for a unit plan (argh) the idea of people crossed my mind. Why do artists present the human body in different ways? How does one artist's view of a person differ from another artist's? Why do we feel the need to portray people? I decided to put together a little collection of artwork depicting people. So go ahead, people watch to your heart's content (at least here no one will stare back at you awkwardly...)

[going from bottom to top: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13]

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