In Focus
Portraits & Studio Photography

In Focus

Discover MAP Themes
Age: 10+

Ever since its invention in the 1840s, the development of photography as a medium has been closely linked to the studio. Early photographs of people were broadly considered to be an extension of painted portraiture and employed similar devices. 

With this resource, learn about early studio portraits, look for clues to the stories they may tell, create your own painted portrait and more! 

This Discover MAP pack includes: 

  • An exploration of early photographic portraiture and the nature of studio photography that it continues to inspire. 
  • MAP DIY Guide – create your own painted photograph! 
  • MAP Stories with Art – develop your own character sketch and bring it to life! 

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The Dotted Line
Discover MAP Artists
Age: 10+

The Dotted Line

Learn about a pioneering artist and the Bhil painting tradition she made famous.

Dreamscapes
Discover MAP Artists
Age: 10+

Dreamscapes

Exploring the works of one of India’s finest contemporary female artists.

Inside/Outside
Discover MAP Themes
Age: 10+

Inside/Outside

Explore the representations of spaces in art that are blur the lines, between inside and outside, between the real and imagined.