Beyond the Face

Beyond the Face

New Perspectives on Portraiture

Book - 2018
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Is there more to portraiture than eyes meeting eyes? Beyond the Face: New Perspectives on Portraiture presents sixteen essays by leading scholars who explore the subtle means by which artists--and subjects--convey a sense of identity and reveal historical context. Examining a wide range of topics, from early caricature and political vandalism of portraits to contemporary selfies and performance art, these studies challenge our traditional assumptions about portraiture. By probing the diversity and complexity of portrayal, Beyond the Face fills a gap in current scholarship and offers a resource for teaching art history, subjectivity, and the construction of identity.

Alternative Title: New perspectives on portraiture
Publisher: Washington, DC : National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution ; London : in association with D. Giles Limited, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781911282204
Branch Call Number: 704.942
Characteristics: 333 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) ; 27 cm


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