Picturing The Self

Author: Gen Doy
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781850434122
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Picturing The Self from the Author: Gen Doy. Ideas of selfhood, from Descartes' theory of "I think therefore I am" to postmodern notions of the fragmented and de-centred self, have been crucial to the visual arts. Gen Doy explores this relationship, from Holbein's "Ambassadors" and the early modern period up to and beyond Marc Quinn's "Self" (Blood Head). Arguing that the importance of subjectivity for art goes far beyond self-portraits, she explores such topics as self-expression; the self, work and consumption; self-presentation; photography and the theatre of the self; the marginalized - beggars and asylu.

Subject Society And Culture

Author: Roy Boyne
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803983502
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Subject Society And Culture from the Author: Roy Boyne. This book explores the relationships between visual culture, social theory and the individual. Visual culture has emerged as a central area of debate and research in contemporary sociology, yet the field is still underdefined. In particular, the relationship between visual culture and the individual remains obscure. Sociologists have insisted that all aspects of the individual are open to sociological explanation. The result is that the individual sometimes seems to have been theorized away from sociological understanding. Using a wide range of resources from Bourdieu's action theory and the contribution of actor network theory, through to the artistic explorations of Francis Bacon and Barnett Newman, this book shows how th

Seeing Seneca Whole

Author: Katharina Volk
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
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Seeing Seneca Whole from the Author: Katharina Volk. This volume contains ten essays on Seneca the Younger. Approaching the Roman writer from various angles, the authors endeavor both to illuminate individual aspects of Seneca s enormous output and to discern common themes among the different genres practiced by him."

Genii Loci

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Publisher: Black Dog Publishing
ISBN: 9781901033380
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Genii Loci from the Author: . Since her ground-breaking photographic documentary series in the early 1980s of "the great and the good" in British society, Karen Knorr continues to explore with wit and humour ideas that underpin heritage and patrimony in the formation of national identity. In her recent photographic series, Sanctuary and Spirits, taken in private palaces and public collections, she explores the boundaries between animals and humans in a world that has become relentlessly materialistic and unconcerned with the implications of unlimited consumerism. Genii Loci presents a comprehensive overview of this influential artist's work over the last ten years, including new developments using sound, installation and video.

Poussin And France

Author: Todd Olson
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300093384
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Poussin And France from the Author: Todd Olson. Nicolas Poussin, perhaps the most famous French painter of the seventeenth century, lived and worked for many years in Rome. Yet he remained deeply engaged with cultural and political transformations occurring in France, argues Todd R Olson in this original exploration of Poussin's paintings, their production, and their reception. Poussin's references to ancient literature and sculpture addressed a political elite -- the Robe nobility -- whose humanist education in classical antiquity equipped them to relate Greek and Roman history to contemporary events and to deploy ancient precedents in legalistic and political arguments. When the French civil war known as the Fronde erupted in the middle of the seventeenth century, the paintings that Poussin exported to France responded directly in both subject and style to the crisis in monarchical authority and the disenfranchisement of his Robe patrons. Olson demonstrates that Poussin's association with a disgraced political group, his loss of official support, and his exile in Italy imbued his history paintings with a symbolic weight. The painter's audience considered the hardearned pleasures of his restrained, difficult pictorial style a benchmark of integrity as well as a criticism of the Regency's indiscriminate collecting practices and taste for foreign luxury. Poussin transformed the easel painting -- its making and collection -- into an expression of cultural and political commitments binding a community. Olson's fresh insights reveal the importance of this painter's work to a learned and powerful French constituency at a critical moment in French history and demonstrate that Poussin's famously timeless style was far more responsive tohistorical contingencies than has been previously recognized.

Envisioning The Artist In The Early Modern Netherlands

Author: H. Perry Chapman
Publisher: Waanders Pub
ISBN:
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Envisioning The Artist In The Early Modern Netherlands from the Author: H. Perry Chapman. The early modern period is defined, in part, by the emergence of the artist as a distinctive kind of human subject. This volume is concerned with images and discourses of the artist in the Netherlands from the late 15th century to the mid 17th century, w

Contemporary French Philosophy

Author: Caroline Williams
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9780485004328
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Contemporary French Philosophy from the Author: Caroline Williams. "Caroline Williams marks what is distinctive about 20th Century French philosophy's interrogation of the subject and demonstrates its historical continuity in a lucid, balanced and utterly convincing way."

Marc Quinn

Author: Marc Quinn
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Marc Quinn from the Author: Marc Quinn. This volume accompanies the exhibition Marc Quinn: Chemical Life Support held from 4 March to 9 April 2005.

Drapery

Author: Gen Doy
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860645396
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Drapery from the Author: Gen Doy. Gen Doy investigates the hitherto neglected meanings of drapery and the draped body in visual culture around the world. She looks at areas such as the changes in drapery's connotations from purity to barbarity in holy war torn countries.

Tate Modern Artists

Author: Neal Brown
Publisher: Tate
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Tate Modern Artists from the Author: Neal Brown. Generously illustrated, accessible, and affordable, the Modern Artists series is an essential reference for all those interested in contemporary visual culture. Art star Tracey Emin (b. 1963) first came to public attention in the 1990s with her provocative and confrontational works. After the inclusion of the controversial Everyone I Have Ever Slept With in the Royal Academys notorious Sensation exhibition and My Bed in the Turner Prize exhibition in 1999, she achieved a level of fame and notoriety unparalleled for an artist in recent times. Emins use of intensely personal, everyday materials gives her work an intimate quality, combining avant-garde ideas with feminine traditions of craft. This book presents Emins art in clear, accessible language, with full-color reproductions throughout. It provides a highly informed key to understanding one of the most hotly discussed artists at work today, responsible for some of the most iconic works of recent times. Generously illustrated, accessible, and affordable, the Modern Artists series is an essential reference for all those interested in contemporary visual culture. Art star Tracey Emin (b. 1963) first came to public attention in the 1990s with her provocative and confrontational works. After the inclusion of the controversial Everyone I Have Ever Slept With in the Royal Academys notorious Sensation exhibition and My Bed in the Turner Prize exhibition in 1999, she achieved a level of fame and notoriety unparalleled for an artist in recent times. Emins use of intensely personal, everyday materials gives her work an intimate quality, combining avant-garde ideas with feminine traditions of craft. This book presents Emins art in clear, accessible language, with full-color reproductions throughout. It provides a highly informed key to understanding one of the most hotly discussed artists at work today, responsible for some of the most iconic works of recent times.