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Who are you?: Grade 9-12

Take it Further

To delve more deeply into the theme of the self-portrait, the students will use the final composition to create another self-portrait; this time, it will be their own satirical photomontage. They will make a ?paper puppet? in the style of the work of John Heartfield on Hitler in the course plan. Using photographs from magazines or their own photographs, the students will create a ridiculous character with a body, legs and arms different from its head. Another possibility would be to change the parts of the face (eyes, nose, mouth). What are the differences between this work and the more serious self-portrait? The students will then write a short text explaining the ideas in the second self-portrait. What are the elements revealed by the second self-portrait that were not present in the first? The students can then compare the two self-portraits.

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