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Re: Islamic religion/Portrait requirement

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dmeadows_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sat Sep 21 2002 - 15:59:07 PDT


Salve,

On Saturday, September 21, 2002, 2:52:41 PM, Ellen Silverman scripsit:

> Michele,
> Now, that is a tough one. I suppose it is a requirement, because
> they want to be sure that the student has a concepts of the proportions
> of the facial features. Not because they want to see how well they are
> at expressing sense of self. I would think that to get around it the
> student would have to include in the portfolio their religious
> restriction, verbalize their understanding of proportions, and do an
> abstract design that indicated proportions that are the same as the face
> but not a face. To cover all bases, they probably need to also include
> a work, which expresses their self which is not a portrait. Like
> doesn't all their work? Well, now I am rambling. Good luck, this is a
> tough one.

In theory they could do what the Ottoman calligraphers did and
use calligraphy to create word portraits ...

dm

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