The Subject in Art

The Subject in Art

In this beautifully illustrated book, she demonstrates both how portrait painters began to focus on the interior lives of their subjects and how the discipline of art history developed around the genre of portraiture.

Author: Catherine M. Soussloff

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822388531

Category: Art

Page: 206

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Challenging prevailing theories regarding the birth of the subject, Catherine M. Soussloff argues that the modern subject did not emerge from psychoanalysis or existential philosophy but rather in the theory and practice of portraiture in early-twentieth-century Vienna. Soussloff traces the development in Vienna of an ethics of representation that emphasized subjects as socially and historically constructed selves who could only be understood—and understand themselves—in relation to others, including the portrait painters and the viewers. In this beautifully illustrated book, she demonstrates both how portrait painters began to focus on the interior lives of their subjects and how the discipline of art history developed around the genre of portraiture. Soussloff combines a historically grounded examination of art and art historical thinking in Vienna with subsequent theories of portraiture and a careful historiography of philosophical and psychoanalytic approaches to human consciousness from Hegel to Sartre and from Freud to Lacan. She chronicles the emergence of a social theory of art among the art historians of the Vienna School, demonstrates how the Expressionist painter Oskar Kokoschka depicted the Jewish subject, and explores the development of pictorialist photography. Reflecting on the implications of the visualized, modern subject for textual and linguistic analyses of subjectivity, Soussloff concludes that the Viennese art historians, photographers, and painters will henceforth have to be recognized as precursors to such better-known theorists of the subject as Sartre, Foucault, and Lacan.
Categories: Art

Art Subjects

Art Subjects

Howard Singerman's Art Subjects does a magnificent job of both laying out our current crises, letting us see the shards of past practices embedded in them, and of demonstrating—rendering urgent and discussable—what it now means either ...

Author: Howard Singerman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520215028

Category: Art

Page: 296

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"Few sites within the university open a richer critical reflection than that of the M.F.A., with its complex crossing of professionalism, theory, humanistic knowledge, and the absolute exposure of practice. Howard Singerman's Art Subjects does a magnificent job of both laying out our current crises, letting us see the shards of past practices embedded in them, and of demonstrating—rendering urgent and discussable—what it now means either to assume or award the name of the artist."—Stephen Melville, author of Seams, editor of Vision and Textuality "Art Subjects is a must read for anyone interested in both the education and status of the visual artist in America. With careful attention to detail and nuance, Singerman presents a compelling picture of the peculiarly institutional myth of the creative artist as an untaught and unteachable being singularly well adapted to earn a tenure position at a major research university. A fascinating study, thoroughly researched yet oddly, and movingly, personal."—Thomas Lawson, Dean, Art School, CalArts
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Body Art performing the Subject

Body Art performing the Subject

"With great originality and scholarship, Amelia Jones maps out an extraordinary history of body art over the last three decades and embeds it in the theoretical terrain of postmoderism.

Author: Amelia Jones

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816627738

Category: Art

Page: 349

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"With great originality and scholarship, Amelia Jones maps out an extraordinary history of body art over the last three decades and embeds it in the theoretical terrain of postmoderism. The result is a wonderful and permissive space in which the viewer...can wander"...-Moira Roth, Trefethen professor of art history, Mills College.
Categories: Art

Economy

Economy

The book proposes a novel theorisation of what happened in art after the demise of postmodernism in the 1990s, exploring select instances in art's and theory's shift of emphasis from cultural to economic relations.

Author: Angela Dimitrakaki

Publisher:

ISBN: 1781381380

Category:

Page: 256

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Based on substantial curatorial and academic research, the book proposes a new narrative for art produced globally from the 1990s to the present day: that art gradually shifted from an emphasis on cultural subjects associated with postmodernism to an exploration of economic relations. In an extensive Introduction, the editors and curators of the group exhibition ECONOMY (Edinburgh and Glasgow, 2013) outline the main argument, by examining the socio-economic context which led to the explosion of globalisation as crisis in 2008 as well as selected theorisations of that context and contemporary art. The essays in the volume, drawn from art theory, social studies and political economy, elucidate, enrich and complicate the core thesis. Themes addressed in the book include the relationship between art and property, the rise and contentious status of immaterial labour, socially engaged art and the exchanges between art and life, the role of gender and sexuality in the social relations and labour regimes instituted by capital today (including in the art world), the Occupy Movement, past figurations of the economy in a socialist imaginary embracing art, critical approaches to the commons, the migrant subject and a contemporary avant-garde. The essays illustrate the heightened interest of art after postmodernism in how we produce, rather than how consume, the signal elements in the confrontation between capital and labour that has come to define the passage from the 20th to the 21st century.
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A Troublesome Subject

A Troublesome Subject

The first major book to consider the life and work of Robert Arneson, A Troublesome Subject tells the fascinating story of how a high school art teacher transformed himself into an artist of international stature and ambition.

Author: Jonathan Fineberg

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520273832

Category: Art

Page: 270

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The first major book to consider the life and work of Robert Arneson, A Troublesome Subject tells the fascinating story of how a high school art teacher transformed himself into an artist of international stature and ambition. Representing the full scope of Arneson’s career in a rich survey of color reproductions, this book is at once a study of the trajectory of contemporary culture, the work of Robert Arneson, and the relationship between the two. It shows how Arneson’s work articulated the crisis of narcissism that has defined American culture since 1970. Jonathan Fineberg develops his ongoing work toward a psychosocial history of art as he proceeds through Arneson’s career—chronicling his early life, the formation of a personal style, and finding a unique subject matter in his famous post-1970 turn to self-portraiture.
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The Subject of Art in Process

The Subject of Art in Process

The Subject of Art in Process not only sets out to construct a new visual-based paradigm, one that attempts to address the vast array of complexities facing today's artists, but perhaps, more importantly, it opens the door to a possible ...

Author: Stanley Horner

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781552123270

Category: Art

Page: 176

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The Subject of Art in Process not only sets out to construct a new visual-based paradigm, one that attempts to address the vast array of complexities facing today's artists, but perhaps, more importantly, it opens the door to a possible Renewed Art Education. The Subject of Art in Process introduces IIAE (InterActive InterDisciplinary Art Education), an orientation grounded in the practice of inner image/outer image fluency of individual subjects engaged as members in a community of voices and as activators, inter-activators, and retro-activators, and, in particular, selfTeachers (intra-activators), in a community of voices that share interDiscliplinary knowledge.
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Subject as Aporia in Early Modern Art

Subject as Aporia in Early Modern Art

The studies in this volume focus on works of art that generate bafflement, and that make that difficulty of reading part of their rhetorical structure.

Author: Alexander Nagel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351547512

Category: Art

Page: 274

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The studies in this volume focus on works of art that generate bafflement, and that make that difficulty of reading part of their rhetorical structure. These are works whose subjects are not easily identifiable or can be readily associated with more than one subject at the same time; works that take a subject into a new genre or format (pagan into Christian, for example, or vice versa), and thus destabilize the subject itself; works that concentrate on the marginal rather than the central episode; and works that introduce elements of the preparatory phase-the indeterminacy that are native to the sketch or drawing, for example-into the realm of finished works. Unable to settle on a single reading, the effort of interpretation doubles back on its own procedures. This aporia, according to Aristotle, serves as the initial impulse to philosophical inquiry. Although the works studied here are in many ways exceptional, the aporias they raise register larger structural problems belonging to the artistic culture as a whole. Between 1400 and 1700, we see the emergence of new formats, new genres, new subjects, and new techniques, as well as new venues for the display of art. It is an implicit thesis of this book that the systemic shifts occurring in the early modern period made the emergence of aporetic works of art, and of aporia as a problem for art, a structural inevitability.
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J M W Turner and the Subject of History

J M W  Turner and the Subject of History

Structured around the linked themes of making and unmaking, of creation and destruction, this book examines how Turner's history paintings reveal changing notions of individual and collective identity at a time when the British Empire was ...

Author: Leo Costello

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351561846

Category: Art

Page: 306

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J.M.W. Turner and the Subject of History is an in-depth consideration of the artist's complex response to the challenge of creating history paintings in the early nineteenth century. Structured around the linked themes of making and unmaking, of creation and destruction, this book examines how Turner's history paintings reveal changing notions of individual and collective identity at a time when the British Empire was simultaneously developing and fragmenting. Turner similarly emerges as a conflicted subject, one whose artistic modernism emerged out of a desire to both continue and exceed his eighteenth-century aesthetic background by responding to the altered political and historical circumstances of the nineteenth century.
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Subject Matter of the Artist

Subject Matter of the Artist

" Goodnough's paper constitutes the first scholarly work on the artists who became known as the Abstract Expressionists and includes interviews with William Baziotes, Willem de Kooning, Adolph Gottlieb, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, ...

Author: Robert Goodnough

Publisher:

ISBN: 0982409060

Category: Art

Page: 79

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Literary Nonfiction. Art Studies. Edited by Helen A. Harrison. Foreword by Irving Sandler. The absence of traditional subject matter was a primary issue for painters in mid-twentieth-century America whose imagery lacked representational references; it was also a problem for those struggling to understand modern art. Robert Goodnough (19170-2011), then a New York University graduate student and an artist deeply involved with these issues, responded to the situation in a 1950 research paper, "Subject Matter of the Artist: An Analysis of Contemporary Subject Matter in Painting as Derived from Interviews with Those Artists Referred to as the Intrasubjectivists." Goodnough's paper constitutes the first scholarly work on the artists who became known as the Abstract Expressionists and includes interviews with William Baziotes, Willem de Kooning, Adolph Gottlieb, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko. This previously unpublished study is presented here for the first time alongside related writings by Goodnough.
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Biographies Space

Biographies   Space

Bringing together a collection of high-profile authors, Biographies and Space presents essays exploring the relationship between biography and space and how specific subjects are used as a means of explaining sets of social, cultural and ...

Author: Dana Arnold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134215362

Category: Architecture

Page: 210

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Bringing together a collection of high-profile authors, Biographies and Space presents essays exploring the relationship between biography and space and how specific subjects are used as a means of explaining sets of social, cultural and spatial relationships. Biographical methods of historical investigation can bring out the authentic voice of subjects, revealing personal meanings and strategies in space as well as providing a means to analyze relations between the personal and the social. Writing about both actual (architectural) and imagined (pictorial) space, the authors consider issues of gender, childhood, sexuality and race, highlighting an increasing fluidity and interaction between theory, methods and history. Biographies and Space is an original and exciting new book, with direct relevance to both architectural and art history.
Categories: Architecture

The Subject of Aesthetics

The Subject of Aesthetics

In The Subject of Aesthetics Tone Roald develops a psychology of art based on people’s descriptions of their own engagement with visual art

Author: Tone Roald

Publisher: Brill | Rodopi

ISBN: 9789004309012

Category: Philosophy

Page: 174

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In The Subject of Aesthetics Tone Roald develops a psychology of art based on people’s descriptions of their own engagement with visual art
Categories: Philosophy

A Guide to Japanese Prints and Their Subject Matter

A Guide to Japanese Prints and Their Subject Matter

British connoisseur describes in detail the subject of famous Japanese color prints using 274 reproductions of works by Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro, Shunyei, and other masters. Bibliography. Index.

Author: Basil Stewart

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486238091

Category: Art

Page: 381

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British connoisseur describes in detail the subject of famous Japanese color prints using 274 reproductions of works by Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro, Shunyei, and other masters. Bibliography. Index.
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Ideals of the East

Ideals of the East

Beautifully written and highly informative, this 1883 volume will enchant and enlighten lovers of Japanese art. Japanese scholar and writer KAKUZO OKAKURA (1863-1913) helped spread interest in Asian art and culture to the Western world.

Author: Kakuzo Okakura

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781602060739

Category: Art

Page: 120

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This classic primer on Japanese art and esthetics-written by a cofounder of the Tokyo Fine Art School and one of the great 19th-century experts on Asian art and archaeology-approaches the subject from a philosphical perspective, exploring the spirit and the spirituality behind the notable eras of Asian music, painting, architecture, textiles, and other realms of artistic expression. Why did the Japanese character refuse to embrace abstract art? How did religious frenzy in the Middle Ages influence live entertainment? How does Zen impact the soul of an artist? Beautifully written and highly informative, this 1883 volume will enchant and enlighten lovers of Japanese art. Japanese scholar and writer KAKUZO OKAKURA (1863-1913) helped spread interest in Asian art and culture to the Western world. He is also the author of The Book of Tea (1906).
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Portraiture

Portraiture

Despite this, its status within academic art theory is uncertain. This volume provides an introduction to major issues in its history.

Author: Joanna Woodall

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719046149

Category: Art

Page: 282

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Portraiture, the most popular genre of painting, occupies a central position in the history of Western art. Despite this, its status within academic art theory is uncertain. This volume provides an introduction to major issues in its history.
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Digital Art History

Digital Art History

This book looks at the transformation that Art and Art history is undergoing through engagement with the digital revolution.

Author: Anna Bentkowska-Kafel

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841501161

Category: Art

Page: 123

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This book looks at the transformation that Art and Art history is undergoing through engagement with the digital revolution. Since its initiation in 1985, CHArt (Computers and the History of Art) has set out to promote interaction between the rapidly developing new Information Technology and the study and practice of Art. It has become increasingly clear in recent years that this interaction has led, not just to the provision of new tools for the carrying out of existing practices, but to the evolution of unprecedented activities and modes of thought. This collection of papers represents the variety, innovation and richness of significant presentations made at the CHArt Conferences of 2001 and 2002. Some show new methods of teaching being employed, making clear in particular the huge advantages that IT can provide for engaging students in learning and interactive discussion. It also shows how much is to be gained from the flexibility of the digital image – or could be gained if the road block of copyright is finally overcome. Others look at the impact on collections and archives, showing exciting ways of using computers to make available information about collections and archives and to provide new accessibility to archives. The way such material can now be accessed via the internet has revolutionized the search methods of scholars, but it has also made information available to all. However the internet is not only about access. Some papers here show how it also offers the opportunity of exploring the structure of images and dealing with the fascinating possibilities offered by digitisation for visual analysis, searching and reconstruction. Another challenging aspect covered here are the possibilities offered by digital media for new art forms. One point that emerges is that digital art is not some discreet practice, separated from other art forms. It is rather an approach that can involve all manner of association with both other art practices and with other forms of presentation and enquiry, demonstrating that we are witnessing a revolution that affects all our activities and not one that simply leads to the establishment of a new discipline to set alongside others.
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Debates in Art and Design Education

Debates in Art and Design Education

Debates in Art and Design Education encourages student and practising teachers to engage with contemporary issues and developments in learning and teaching.

Author: Nicholas Addison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415618878

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 221

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Debates in Art and Design Education encourages student and practising teachers to engage with contemporary issues and developments in learning and teaching. It introduces key issues, concepts and tensions in order to help art educators develop a critical approach to their practice in response to the changing fields of education and visual culture. Accessible, comprehensive chapters are designed to stimulate thinking and understanding in relation to theory and practice, and help art educators to make informed judgements by arguing from a position based on theoretical knowledge and understanding. Contributing artists, lecturers and teachers debate a wide range of issues including: the latest policy and initiatives in secondary art education the concepts, skills and dispositions that can be developed through art education tensions inherent in developing the inclusive Art and Design classroom partnerships across the visual arts sector creativity in the Art and Design curriculum visual art and globalisation establishing the significance of 'Design' art practice as educational research. Debates in Art and Design Education is for all student and practising teachers interested in furthering their understanding of an exciting, ever-changing field, and supports art educators in articulating how the subject is a vital, engaging and necessary part of the twenty-first century curriculum. Each chapter points to further reading and each section suggests reflective questions to help shape art educators' teaching. In particular, Debates in Art and Design Education encourages art educators to engage in research by providing an essential introduction to critical thinking around contemporary debates.
Categories: EDUCATION

The Medieval Art of Love

The Medieval Art of Love

All the elements of medieval romance are revealed in this magnificently illustrated volume.

Author: Michael Camille

Publisher: Todtri Book Pub

ISBN: 1577173287

Category: History

Page: 176

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There was nothing chaste or sublimated about many aspects of medieval love which moved through the various stages of looking, talking, touching, kissing, and sexual possession. All the elements of medieval romance are revealed in this magnificently illustrated volume.
Categories: History

Sir Joshua Reynolds

Sir Joshua Reynolds

Yet in his own day Reynolds' subject pictures were among the most widely discussed British paintings of the century. This is the first book to concentrate on this important aspect of Reynolds' work.

Author: Martin Postle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521420660

Category: Art

Page: 396

View: 647

Sir Joshua Reynolds' reputation today rests principally on his portraits, his theoretical writings on art and his role as President of the Royal Academy. Yet in his own day Reynolds' subject pictures were among the most widely discussed British paintings of the century. This is the first book to concentrate on this important aspect of Reynolds' work. Covering the period from 1760 to 1830, it shows the way in which these pictures were inextricably linked to Reynolds' aims and practices as a painter, and to the way in which he was perceived by his peers.
Categories: Art

The Subject of Rape

The Subject of Rape

Author: Monica Chau

Publisher: Whitney Museum of Art

ISBN: UOM:39015064354338

Category: Art, American

Page: 90

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Categories: Art, American