Picturing the Self [illustrated edition]9781850434139, 1850434131

Author : Gen Doy
"""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
Categories: Biology Anthropology
Year :2004
Publisher : I. B. Tauris
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 273
File Info : pdf 3 Mb