Nicola Marschall: Artist of the Deep South:
Portrait Reading

What shapes, colors, or textures do you see in this painting?

What one word describes the facial expression of this person?

Describe the background of the portrait. Why was it used?

Why do you suppose the sitter had this portrait made?

Can you make a guess as to when it was made by observing clothing, hairstyle, and setting?

What did the painter want to accomplish by painting this person?

Do you think that the artist has shown body proportions well (i.e., hands, fingers, nose, ears)?

What questions would you ask this person if you could talk with them?

If this person could speak, what do you think they would say?