We are starting our self portrait project. Since the word of the year for 2013 was "Selfie" I thought this was an amazing resource. We are looking at the work of Kehinde Wiley, New York artist who puts hip hop artists and people off the streets in the same poses as European master portraits from centuries ago.
|Da Vinci's Lady with an Ermine|
|Jacques-Louis David- Napoleon Crossing the Alps|
|Wiley's Version of Napoleon crossing the Alps- 2005|
|The artist Kehinde Wiley himself|
Kehinde Wiley works big, so we did too: these are 18x 24 inches! Took us a month!