Special Studies in Modernism: Modernist Portraiture

This course traces the emergence of the distinctly "modern" portrait, including, of course, the self-portrait, from its beginnings in the mid-nineteen century to the present day. We are particularly concerned with analyzing how this radical shift in the way a novel or a poem "framed" and depicted its central subject depended on corresponding stylistic revolutions in painting and developing technologies in photography & film. This focus helps us decide what distinguishes a portrait from a picture, particularly as that latter word has been transformed and given new meaning by the invention of the hand-held and motion picture camera.
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009392
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567