What can we learn from looking at Miller Gore Brittain’s Jennifer?

Let’s look

Take your time. Look carefully. Where do your eyes go first? Then where? Take in as many details as you can.

Let’s describe

Describe the lines you see in the portrait: fine, thick, straight, curved. Describe the face you see and the person in the portrait. Can you describe her expression?

Can you describe her mood? Who do you think she may be looking at? What would you think she would be saying if she could talk? Now encourage students to ask questions. What visual elements in the artwork prompt the questions asked?

Let’s imagine

There is a saying that the “eyes are the windows to the soul.” What do you see in Jennifer’s eyes?