Millar, Jeremy, 2015, Show, Exhibition or Event, Self-Portrait as a Drowned Man (The Willows)
|Abstract or Description:||
As the title may suggest to some, this work is an assemblage of two prior works: the photograph Self-Portrait as a Drowned Man (1840) by Hippolyte Bayard, and 'The Willows' (1907), a short story by Algernon Blackwood. In this story (considered by HP Lovecraft the greatest supernatural story ever written) a man is found drowned and marked with small funnel-shaped indentations — 'That awful mark!' — made by an unknown supernatural being; the title of Bayard's photograph (considered by some the first conceptual art photograph) suggested the identity of the unfortunate victim.
In a world where 'selfies' have become everyday expressions and ‘Britishness’ is being redefined, what is the role of self-portraiture and how has it shifted through the history of art to the present day?
|Subjects:||Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art|
|School or Centre:||School of Fine Art
School of Humanities
|Date Deposited:||15 Dec 2016 14:24|
|Last Modified:||15 Dec 2016 14:24|
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