Creating Identity Using Nature Symbolism
About this learning resource
Portrait artists of the Tudor era used nature symbolism as a form of coded language between sitter and viewer to promote a specific public image. This lesson pack examines the difference between public image and private identity. Students decode public personas in Tudor-era portraits. They will then explore, through self-portraiture incorporating nature symbols, their personal sense of self and how that supports self esteem.
National Curriculum links
- Create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
- Learn about great artists, architects and designers in history
- Respecting self and others
- Be able to describe how Nature symbols have been used by the artists to convey public and private messages about the sitters in Tudor-era portraiture
- Be able to explain the difference between Image (public) and Identity (private)
- Explore personal qualities, strengths, skills, traits, interests, concerns and ambitions
- KS2 (age 7-11)
- Art & Design
- History of Art
- For the classroom
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