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Subject Matter

Author: Erin Aldana

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

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Terms to Know

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


The visual depiction of a story in works of art.


An image of an individual person.


An artist’s portrait of herself.

Still Life

A work of art that depicts artfully arranged inanimate objects.

Subject Matter

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