Projected Art History

Projected Art History

Experiencing this motivated me to explore how art history is being communicated in popular culture and, for that matter, to take the educational function and power of films on artists more seriously. Because of the intermedial and ...

Author: Doris Berger

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781623567347

Category: Art

Page: 368

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Biopics on artists influence the popular perception of artists' lives and work. Projected Art History highlights the narrative structure and images created in the film genre of biopics, in which an artist's life is being dramatized and embodied by an actor. Concentrating on the two case studies, Basquiat (1996) and Pollock (2000), the book also discusses larger issues at play, such as how postwar American art history is being mediated for mass consumption. This book bridges a gap between art history, film studies and popular culture by investigating how the film genre of biopics adapts written biographies. It identifies the functionality of the biopic genre and explores its implication for a popular art history that is projected on the big screen for a mass audience.
Categories: Art

Art History and Its Institutions

Art History and Its Institutions

And yet the photographic art image, as exemplified in slide projection, served a variety of aims. The slide lecture was first ... The professor presides in what serves, essentially, as art history's own primal scene. At the same time, ...

Author: Elizabeth Mansfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134585021

Category: Art

Page: 352

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Art History and Its Institutions focuses on the institutional discourses that shaped and continue to shape the field from its foundations in the nineteenth century. From museums and universities to law courts, labour organizations and photography studios, contributors examine a range of institutions, considering their impact on movements such as modernism; their role in conveying or denying legitimacy; and their impact on defining the parameters of the discipline.
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Projected Art History

Projected Art History

"Examines the biopics of two artists in order to represent and project a form of art history for a mass audience"--

Author: Doris Berger

Publisher:

ISBN: 1501300091

Category: Art and popular culture

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Biopics on artists influence the popular perception of artists' lives and work. This title highlights the narrative structure and images created in the film genre of biopics, in which an artist's life is being dramatized and embodied by an actor.
Categories: Art and popular culture

Dynamic Aspects Of Natural Products Chemistry

Dynamic Aspects Of Natural Products Chemistry

And yet the photographic art image , as exemplified in slide projection , served a variety of aims . The slide lecture was first made popular ... The professor presides in what serves , essentially , as art history's own primal scene .

Author: Takeshi Ogura

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9057022095

Category: Science

Page: 312

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Preface: Natural products chemistry has a long history, and could be regarded as having its roots in the use of many kinds of herbal mixtures as crude drugs in traditional medicine. Systems of traditional medicine have been practiced in China and Japan for thousands of years, and virtually all regions of the world have used natural materials to treat human disease. It was clear that many plants, herbs, etc. contain components with powerful biological activities. The dawn of modern natural products chemistry began with the isolation of the active component, morphine, from opium. Subsequently, various alkaloids were isolated from medicinal plants and employed clinically. The discovery and the development of penicillin as a microbial metabolite opened up the era of antibiotics, which have saved countless lives in the past half century or so. The isolation and synthesis of steroid hormones resulted in the development of new concepts in molecular stereochemistry and organic synthetic techniques, as did the discovery of bioactive lipids such as prostaglandins and leukatrienes, bioactive peptides such as enkephalins and endetherines, and oligosaccharides, including glycoproteins. Further, the discovery of plant hormones has led to great strides in plant biotechnology, including plant tissue cultures, and derivatives of insect hormones and pheromones are now used as pesticides. Thus, applications of natural products chemistry have become all-pervasive in modern society. Apart from the extensive practical applications of natural products and their derivatives, natural products chemistry has played a central role in the development of modern organic chemistry as a result of its focus on structural and synthetic studies of often highly complex and inaccessible molecules. Biosynthetic studies have also attracted much attention, aiming to answer the questions of why and how such a large number and variety of compounds are synthesised by organisms. Researchers in the field of biosynthesis first focused on elucidation of the pathways of secondary metabolism, and then on the mechanisms, of the enzymes catalyzing the biosynthetic reactions. This was an extremely difficult task, because rather large amounts of enzymes are required for the investigation of reaction mechanisms and the enzyme proteins are often unstable and not easy to purify. However, in recent years the development of molecular biology has made gene and protein engineering rather routine. Thus, studies of mechanistic enzymology can now be conducted with cloned and overexpressed enzyme proteins. It has been shown that the enzymes responsible for the biosynthesis of antibiotics in Streptomyces spp. are encoded in gene clusters. Further, cloning and functional analysis of the genes associated with flavonoid biosynthesis should soon cast light on the interesting question of why flavonoids are ubiquitously present in plant leaves. Life is maintained not only by large molecules such as proteins and nucleic acids, but also by many small molecules which have essential and diverse roles in the physiology of living organisms. Such compounds often have highly specific interactions with target receptors, but the mechanisms involved largely remain to be explored. Current methodology means that this task can be addressed, and this in turn should lead to a host of new applications for natural products and their derivatives. The key may be an interdisciplinary approach taking account of both biological function and molecular behaviour based on precise structure recognition. As we increasingly understand the mechanisms of molecular recognition that operate in nature, many possibilities should open up for artificial control or modification of biological functions, as well as new challenges for synthetic organic chemists. Our intention in this book is to focus on such dynamic aspects of natural products chemistry. By dealing in detail with representative topics to which the most modern techniques of research have been applied, we hope to emphasize the value of combining traditional approaches to natural products chemists with current biochemical and molecular-biological ideas. Each chapter provides sufficient background information and experimental detail to make the subject accessible to non-specialists. It is our hope that these examples of recent progress in key areas of natural products chemistry will stimulate work in related topics by illustrating the power of a modern interdisciplinary approach to the subject.
Categories: Science

Rethinking Postwar Europe

Rethinking Postwar Europe

Regine Heß is senior researcher and curator at the Chair of Architecture History and Curatorial Practice/Architecture Museum of Technical University Munich. She has studied art history and medieval and modern history at ...

Author: Barbara Lange

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783412514013

Category: Art

Page: 268

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The book “Rethinking Postwar Europe” offers an in-depth insight into the largely unexplored topic of artistic practices in the 1940s and 1950s in Europe which until recently had been obscured by ideologies of the Cold War. Thanks to the authors’ diverse methodological backgrounds, the volume presents – for the first time – a comprehensive multilayered narrative, focusing on the complexities and entanglements in the artistic field. Instead of assessing the postwar period in the traditional way as divided by the Iron Curtain, the contributions investigate processes of contact, interaction, dissemination, overlapping, and networking. Consequently, the analysis of a diversified European modernism in both its aesthetic and its socio-political dimension resonates with all the different case studies. In particular, the volume looks at how artists developed, designed and (re)negotiated identities and discourses, and sheds new light on the power of art – and creative powers in general – in a postwar setting of mutilations, losses, and devastations.
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Teaching Art History with New Technologies

Teaching Art History with New Technologies

Generations of art historians have found their calling in darkened classrooms illuminated by the glow of projected slides . They have been enthralled by the professor at the lectern whose vast knowledge of the artists , objects , and ...

Author: Kelly Donahue-Wallace

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131796604

Category: Education

Page: 156

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Digital images, Internet resources, presentation and social software, interactive animation, and other new technologies offer a host of new possibilities for art history instruction. Teaching Art History with New Technologies: Reflections and Case Studies assists faculty in negotiating the digital teaching terrain. The text documents the history of computer-mediated art history instruction in the last decade and provides an analysis of the increasing number of tools now at the disposal of art historians. It presents a series of reflections and case-studies by early adopters who have not just replaced older materials with new, but who have advanced the discipline's pedagogy in doing so. The essays illustrate how new technologies are changing the way art history is taught, summarize lessons learned, and identify challenges that remain. Given the transitional state of the field, with faculty ranging from the computer-phobic to the computer-savvy, these case studies represent a broad spectrum, from those that focus on the thoughtful integration of new technologies into traditional teaching to others that look beyond the familiar art history lecture or seminar format. They provide both practical suggestions and theoretical models for historians of art and visual culture interested in what computer-mediated applications have been successful in art history teaching and where such new approaches may be leading us.
Categories: Education

Proceedings of the Session of Indian Art History Congress

Proceedings of the     Session of Indian Art History Congress

Indian Art History Congress. Session. hung . 13 bamboo post for veneration whose soul is believed to have caused the fever or disease to someone in the family . Wooden masks projected with the bifurcated horns are found worn by the ...

Author: Indian Art History Congress. Session

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004481420

Category: Art, Indic

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Categories: Art, Indic

Proceedings of the 6th Session of Indian Art History Congress Shillong November 1997

Proceedings of the 6th Session of Indian Art History Congress  Shillong  November 1997

Indian Art History Congress. Session. bamboo post for veneration whose soul is believed to have caused the fever or disease to someone in the family . Wooden masks projected with the bifurcated horns are found worn by the Sherdukpens ...

Author: Indian Art History Congress. Session

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050824328

Category: Art, Indic

Page: 197

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Art Journal

Art Journal

This approach - a contextualist one , in which the object of study is viewed in relation to its ideological environment - has been anticipated in both art history and aesthetics . It follows the method developed by the Viennese school ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015007553285

Category: Art

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Abstracts of Papers Delivered in Art History Sessions

Abstracts of Papers Delivered in Art History Sessions

In rejecting the notion of a geometrical design on the grounds that " 20thcentury precision must not be projected back into ... Behind such notions lies an anti - rationalistic , conservative ideology current in West German art history ...

Author: College Art Association of America. Meeting

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001927522

Category: Art

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Categories: Art