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ARTH 381 The Artist in the World

Critical approach to the figure of the artist in art, film and texts, from the Early Modern period to the present.

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Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
ARTH 381 001Lecture2 Tue Thu15:3017:00

This course investigates the concept of the visual artist from the Early Modern period to the present. We will use a historiographical approach to the figure of the artist as it appears in literature, art historical writing, film, and theory. Self-portraiture in all media will be theorized as the primary visual location of the critique of the concept of the artist in European art history and in contemporary global culture. Representations of the artist in fiction film will provide the visual material for the Modern and Contemporary periods. We will proceed from myth to artefactual site, that is, from a critical examination of the myth of the artist as a linguistic phenomenon, to self-portraits in a variety of media, to the artist in the bio-pic genre of film.