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How can portraiture elicit participation


Curran, T, How can portraiture elicit participation, Proceedings of the 2014 ACUADS Conference: the Future of the Discipline, 02-03 October 2014, Victorian College of the Arts and RMIT University, pp. 1-14. ISBN 9780994286802 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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In recent years, artists such as Lucian Freud and David Hockney have shown that drawing offers a temporal pictorial realism for portraiture, by layering time within the pictorial composition. As a result, these artists have challenged the representational power of the photograph and have shown that a greater duration of subject participation results in a heightened but differing form of realism compared to that of photographic realism. Three series of artworks by the author, Identify, Identity, Identikit (2012), Parts of you are dying (2013) and As Long as you’re here (2013) test the importance of ‘layered time’ and subject participation in shaping the representational structures of portraiture. An analysis of these works demonstrates strategies for contemporary portraiture to enhance subject participation.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:portrait, studio residency, digital media, practice-as-research, audience engagement
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual arts
Research Field:Fine arts
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Curran, T (Dr Anthony Curran)
ID Code:150103
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Art
Deposited On:2022-05-23
Last Modified:2022-07-12

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