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Advocacy for Languages
Advocating for French
Bon Appétit- some food links
Chercher un emploi
Contes de Fée
Cool Tech Tools
Dernières nouvelles des oiseaux
Driving and Cars
Etapes de la Vie
Favorite Music Clips
French Film Trailers
How to Download Youtube Videos
La Grammaire est une chanson douce
La Révolution Française
Le Petit Prince
Les Loisirs Culturels
Oscar et la dame rose
Science et technologie
We are the world
Qui Suis-Je? Mon Autoportrait
In this short unit, we'll do some reviewing and get re-acquainted with each other. We will also practice describing people and events , and explore the following questions through the medium of art- in particular, the work of some of the well known French painters.
What are the distinctive things that make me "me"?
How do I want people to see me?
How can I express my many different sides?
How can I reinvent myself for various purposes or times in my life?
How am I changing from day to day or year to year?
500 Years of Male Self Portraits in Western Art
Art Videos to Enjoy
-- includes faces, famous French artists, etc.
Regardez les trois autoportraits .....Est-ce que vous pouvez identifier Matisse? Picasso? Van Gogh?
Preliminary assignment (in English) to stimulate your thinking about self portraits:
Since the Renaissance, artists have used self-portraits to answer the basic question, Who am I? A mirror or a photograph can tell a person what he or she looks like, but that outer image rarely reflects the whole self. Self-portraiture asks artists to think carefully about personality, character, mood, and physical appearance in order to make decisions about how to represent themselves.
For each self-portrait, the artist must ask: what expression, posture, clothing, setting, colors, texture, style, and material best conveys the real me?
Assignment (to be done in English):
1.Read and think about the life of the artist Van Gogh:
2. Next, examine the information and answer the questions on this page (en anglais):
and do the same with this page:
Mr. Picasso Head
Interactive Mona Lisa ( La Joconde Interactive)
Vocabulary and Grammar for Describing Yourself and Others, and Art Resources:
HUGE list of descriptive adjectives
rules for using adjectives
possessive adjectives(my, your,etc.)
using adverbs to describe actions
etre and avoir worksheet.doc
practice describing people
(artists, vocabulary for talking about paintings, etc.)
Words also create portraits….doc
Gauguin portrait comparison and symbolic self portrait assignment
(You will use only French for this assignment, though the directions on the sheets are written in English).Before you begin, study the following:
help on how to format text
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