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Self-Portrait

Will Barnet (1911-2012)

Object Details

  • Date

    1952-1953

  • Object Type

    Paintings

  • Medium

    Oil on canvas

  • Dimensions

    38 x 45 in.

  • Inscriptions

    Recto:

    signed u.r. in oil: Will Barnet [Barnet is handwritten]

    Verso:

    dedicated, dated, and signed u.l. to u.r., handwritten on stretcher in ink: This Painting is a gift to my wife Elena Barnet 1953 Will Barnet

    c. typed on label: TIBOR DE NAGY / Exhibitied [sic] in the exhibition: / "Will Barnet: The Abstract Work" / October 15- November 14, 1998 / 724 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10019 212.262.5050 fax 212.262.1841 / Established 1950

    c.r. typed on label: TIBOR DE NAGY / Will Barnet / SELF-PORTRAIT, 1948-49 / oil on canvas / 45 x 38 inches / 724 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10019 212.262.5050 212.262.1841 / Established 1950

  • Credit Line

    Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas

  • Accession Number

    1999.5

  • Copyright

    © 1952-53 Estate of Will Barnet / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Additional details

Location: On view
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    Students will consider their future career. They will create an abstract self-portrait using lines, shapes, and colors that represent aspects of that career. For example, if the student wanted to become a librarian in the future, maybe their head will be drawn in the shape of a book and some rectangular shapes in the background will hint at bookshelves.

    Students will make a list of colors, shapes, and symbols that could represent them. Then they will explain why they chose those things. Students can complete their self-portrait incorporating these colors, shapes, and symbols. This self-portrait activity could be done as a drawing, painting, or collage.

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