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Subject Matter

Subject Matter

Author: Aleisha Olson

This lesson will define the term subject matter and will present an overview of different types of subject matter.

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Image of Portrait of Thomas Jefferson, Rembrandt Peale, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Reproduction-of-the-1805-Rembrandt-Peale-painting-of-Thomas-Jefferson-New-York-Historical-Society_1.jpg; Image of Self-Portrait, Catarina van Hemessen, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hemessen-Selbstbildnis.jpg; Image of A Stream Near Shalford, Henry Sutton Palmer, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Harry_Sutton_Palmer_-_A_stream_near_Shalford_(1906).JPG; Image of Vanitas Still Life, Pieter Claesz, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pieter_Claesz._-************************************-_WGA04974.jpg; Image of the Last Supper, Tintoretto, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tintosoup.jpg

  • Portrait

    An image of an individual person.

  • Self-Portrait

    An artist’s portrait of herself.

  • Landscape

    A work of art that takes the countryside as subject matter.

  • Still Life

    A work of art that depicts artfully arranged inanimate objects.

  • Narrative

    The visual depiction of a story in works of art.

  • Subject Matter

    The content of a work of art, what the artist chooses to depict.