ARTH786 - ART HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY

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Section 301 - SEM
Even before the ancient Greeks, people have created specific biographical structures as a way to understand and explain the artistic process. Artists have often been labeled as natural prodigies possessing creative powers on par with the divine. This seminar will examine the role that biography plays in the assessment of visual art and the creative process over time and across European and American culture. During the semester we will read germinal texts and discuss recent biographically focused art history, as well as the historical and post-structuralist critical theory that has helped to shape the current cultural construction of the artist.
R 0130PM-0330PM
SHAW, GWENDOLYN D
JAFFE BUILDING 113