Theme Overview

A Personal Narrative

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Art can tell a personal story

Many twentieth-century artists convey personal concerns and narratives through their work. Sometimes they use their own experiences as subject matter. Other times they use the art-making process to explore issues of personal identity.

Representing a Life Story

Students choose symbols that represent who they are and paint them onto fabric panels; the panels can then be combined into a large quilt.
Artist(s): Joan Brown, Jay DeFeo