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Cindy Sherman: History Portraits

Cindy Sherman: History Portraits

Author: Schneider Christa
$69.95(AUD)  inc GST
"Cindy Sherman's work is structured into series, the best known of which are History Portraits and Untitled Film Stills (1977-1980), which led to Cindy Sherman's artistic breakthrough. In History Portraits, the artist carries out radical transformations of Old Master paintings. Using make-up, cloth drapes, and prostheses, she photographs herself in the poses in which the Old Masters portrayed women. Christa Schneider presents an art-historical analysis of the History Portraits. Identifying a clear model for every single portrait (e.g. Botticelli and Rubens, Francois Boucher and Jacques-Louis David), she reveals Sherman's extremely precise and enigmatic method of working in which the artistic media employed by Sherman--photography and acting--are surprisingly compatible with painting." "
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General Fields

  • : 9783829606004
  • : Schirmer/Mosel Verlag GmbH
  • : Schirmer/Mosel Verlag GmbH
  • : 235mm X 165mm X 16mm
  • : Germany
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : colour illustrations, colour illustrations
  • : Schneider Christa
  • : Hardback
  • : 72