Self- Portrait, Judith Leyster
November 10, 2015

Self- Portrait, Judith Leyster

DETAIL: Judith Leyster (Dutch; 1609–1660). Self-Portrait, c. 1630. Oil on canvas; 29.4″ × 25.6″.National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss. Public Domain. Women Artists ABOUT THE ARTIST Painter. Businesswoman. Wife. Mother. If a 21st-century woman “having it all” comes to mind, think again. The words describe the Dutch Baroque […]

The Art of the Selfie
August 03, 2015

The Art of the Selfie

While developing lessons for my students, not only am I conscious of the elements of art, but I also try to incorporate an element of fun whenever possible! I wanted my middle-school students to learn the basics of self-portraiture, with an emphasis on correct feature placement. Since I knew they were all pretty much obsessed […]