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Title About Face / by Mark James
Published London : British Broadcasting Corporation, 1994
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (56 min.)
Series Art and architecture in video
Summary Traces the evolution of the self-portrait, from prehistoric cave drawings to photo-me-booths. Describes some favorite self-portraits, suggesting reasons why artists hide behind guises, and looking at the difference between introspective and extrovert portraits. Compares and contrasts many of the paintings included in the ̀Face to Face' exhibition held at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool in 1994 with those on show at the ̀Not Self Portrait' exhibition held earlier in the year at the Karsten Schubert Gallery in London. Artists Richard Hamilton and Marc Quinn debate the value of their own work as self-portraiture, while the critic Richard Stone assesses the impact of photography on the genre
Notes In English
Genre/Form Self-portraits.
Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author James, Mark (Director), director
Cornes, Andrea, producer
British Broadcasting Corporation.