Representing the Artist in Film and Popular Culture


Cultural constructions of the artist and the art world, using fictional and documentary film as starting point; the artist in literature; popular conceptions of artistic biography, mentality, and lifestyle -- genius, gender, sexuality, madness, bohemianism; relationship between images of the artist in popular culture and methods within academic art history; the artist in cinema from Michelangelo to Warhol. No prerequisites. One course.

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