Posts Tagged 'avant-garde'

Studio – Long Live Chagall

With the publication of Vasari’s Vite in the sixteenth century, the artist’s (auto)biography came to be regarded as an important source in the understanding of himself and, by extension, his work. For centuries, it has thus remained a primary medium of artistic self-representation. In her essay on Chagall’s My Life, Jane Boddy examines the relations between literary and painterly narratives by reconsidering the text as a manifesto rather than an autobiography. Click here to read the essay.

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This website is the outcome of the course Critical Issues in the Cultural Industries, supervised by prof. Wouter Davidts within the context of the Visual Arts, Media & Architecture MPhil program at VU University Amsterdam. Contributors to the site are the first and second year students of the research master enrolled in the course.