First portrait: Katherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester by Godrey Kneller. Canvas, Oil. Second portrait:Artist John Singleton Copley, Neoclassism, Oil, Canvas
- Analyze each portrait on all levels for the many unspoken "words" they contain.
- How would you describe the subjects? How would you interpret the specific details, such as background, garments, lighting, and facial characteristics, found in each image?
- Consider the cultural/religious background of the artist as part of the equation.
- In your conclusion, state the message you feel the artist/sitter conveys in the portrait and why.