The selected works allow for an examination of some of the ways modern painters have depicted others and themselves. In looking at these works, consider how each artist's style and his use of color, scale, and composition affects the figure he depicts. Also take into account the setting of the work and what information it conveys about the person represented or the artist himself.
Pablo Picasso. Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. 1907
Andrew Wyeth. Christina's World. 1948
Edward Hopper. Gas. 1940
Jeff Wall. After "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison, the Prologue. 1999–2000
Vincent van Gogh. The Starry Night. 1889
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