Reference Artists for Value Portrait Painting


  • To look carefully at how different artists use value in their work;

  • To look at similarities and differences among artists' styles


  1. Look carefully at the work of the three artists below.

  2. Choose two artists to compare and contrast.

  3. Using the links listed below, choose a portrait by each (NOT one that is on this wiki page). On the following form, list what you notice and what you wonder about the STYLE of the two works.

  4. Follow the directions to complete the following form:

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Chuck Close,
Self-Portrait/Scribble/Etching Portfolio (2000)
Frida Kahlo,
The Frame, 1937-38, Oil on metal with glass
Robert Shetterly, Rachel Corrie, 2007
"Self-Portrait/Scribble/Etching Portfolio (2000)." Welcome to Chuck Close: Process & Collaboration. Web. 27 Mar. 2011. <>.
"The Frame, Frida Kahlo, C0255." Frida Kahlo, Frieda, Paintings, Works, Photos, Drawings, Sketches, Biography, Books, Films, Chronology, Bio, Art, Self Portrait, Painter, Mexican Artist. Web. 27 Mar. 2011. <>.
"Rachel Corrie Biography." Americans Who Tell the Truth Robert Shetterly. Web. 27 Mar. 2011. <>.