Portraits of Power
(Overview & big concepts)
How can an artist possibly show the power and strength of great rulers? Join us as we explore the symbols behind portraits of kings, queens, pharoahs, gods, and the very well-off.
Possible MFA artists/exhibitions include: Egyptian galleries, John Singleton Copley, Benin rulers collection
Make your own crown or diadem
Pre-tour group activity:
Create photographic or drawn portraits of yourself in a position of power. Think about the angle of the portrait, point of view, your pose, clothes, background. Share with us in the virtual classroom.