Fragmenting the Self

Year 7 Visual Arts students are exploring the early 20th Century art movement, Cubism as a method for exploring identity. The key to Cubist works are concepts of flatness, geometric reduction, and a multiplicity of perspectives.

Each student was photographed and then they used tracing paper to highlight their key facial characteristics. The students then reduced their characteristics into geometric shapes. The geometric self-portrait was traced onto a sheet of lino and then carved and printed.

This unit of study sees Year 7 students investigate the concept of ‘identity’ through an exploration of portraiture within the artmaking practice.