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MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Who is this person?

When an artist creates a portrait of someone, he or she thinks very carefully about its composition: the subject's pose, his or her clothing, the objects they include, and the setting are all very thoughtfully chosen. Sometimes the subject has a say in it, sometimes not, but put all together, it all reveals quite a lot about the person, his or her culture, and what is important to the sitter, the artist, or both.


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