Summary for Part 3, “Look at Me!” – The Representation of Self.

In section 3, “Look at Me!”, I studied the subject of ‘self’ and how it has and is used and interpreted in the portrait. I learned that the idea of the ‘selfie’ goes back beyond photography. Originally the early selfies where exclusively for the rich and powerful to express wealth and more importantly, power, examplesContinue reading “Summary for Part 3, “Look at Me!” – The Representation of Self.”

Over Her Dead Body: Death, Femininity and the Aesthetic

Elisabeth Bronfen, (1992) Over Her Dead Body: Death, Femininity and the Aesthetic, Manchester: Manchester University Press. ISBN:0-7190-3827-8. Written as a critical analysis of the subject of the death of a beautiful woman in western art and literature, Bronfen has examined how an apparent fascination to death and death of a beautiful muse has fascinated artistsContinue reading “Over Her Dead Body: Death, Femininity and the Aesthetic”

Susan Sontag’s criticism of Diane Arbus

From On Photography, (1977) Susan Sontag, London: Penguin, pages 32-48. Untitled – 1, 1970-1971. Diane Arbus Notes & passages of interest. Sontag begins her essay comparing an exhibition of 112 photographs by Diane Arbus that was exhibited in 1972 in at The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York city that drew large crowdsContinue reading “Susan Sontag’s criticism of Diane Arbus”

Bibliography

Books Bang, M. (2000) Picture This How Pictures Work, San Francisco: Chronicle Books LLC. Barthes, R. (2000) Camera Lucida, London: Vintage. Barthes, R. (1977) Image Music Text, London: Fontana Press. Berger, J. (1980) About Looking, London: Bloomsbury. Berger, J. (1972) Ways of Seeing, London, Penguin. Bright, S. (ed.) (2013) Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood, London:Continue reading “Bibliography”

Philip-Lorca diCorcia

diCorcia had become an important figure in contemporary art photography and his aesthetic and methodology has been a great influence and much emulated in both the art and commercial world. diCorcia’s style has been to create staged / fictional and highly stylised scenes using a constructed narrative view to follow a preconceived artistic stratagy. HisContinue reading “Philip-Lorca diCorcia”

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