Picturing the Self [illustrated edition]9781850434139, 1850434131
"""Description:Ideas of selfhood, from Descartes to postmodern notions of the fr...
« » »Description:Ideas of selfhood, from Descartes to postmodern notions of the fragmented and de-centred self, have been crucial to the visual arts. Gen Doy explores this relationship, primarily in relation to contemporary art but also going back to the early modern period and Holbein’s Ambassadors. She argues that the importance of subjectivity for art goes far beyond self-portraits, exploring the self and identity–both the artist’s and the viewer’s–and seeks a way of thinking the self that goes beyond both Cartesian and postmodern approaches to subjecthood. She looks too at work and consumption