By Katherine Hoffman
Ideas of id are advanced and altering, and during this publication Katherine Hoffman examines photos of people and households from historic Egypt to the present—more than thirds of the e-book covers the 20 th century. via a entire examine of work, sculpture, images, movie, tv, and different media, Hoffman offers eye-opening insights at the id of relatives and self via time and explores what those pictures say concerning the attitudes and values of a specific culture.Concepts of id and self as members and households are advanced and altering, yet pictures from the artist, the photographer, the filmmaker, and television manufacturer will help us become aware of the place we got here from, who we're and why, and the place we're within the maze of postmodern existence. Katherine Hoffman explores images and photographs from historical Egypt to the present—more than two-thirds of the e-book covers the 20th century, together with photos from paintings, images, movie, television, and different media. The seventy five illustrations are built-in with the textual content.
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Extra resources for Concepts of Identity: Historical and Contemporary Images and Portraits of Self and Family (Icon Editions)
There were numerous portraits of children and family groups. FROM THE RFNAISS-VNCETOTHE N I N E T E E N ™ CCNTURY M With increased interest in the concept of childhood, there was greater interest in portraits of children, particularly because many children died young. The commissioning of portraits of children frequently had multiple meanings. As Marcia Pointon wrote, "Children do not commission portraits, and their presence in them is the result of negotiated relationships in the adult world designed, consciously and unconsciously, to produce a set of explicit and implicit meanings.
Important, too, is the fact there are spectators, an audience, in the room, those looking down from the ceiling and, of course, those who are entering the room. The ceiling figures—non-family members, particularly a black, turbaned figure—all glorify the Gonzaga family. Unlike earlier frescoes of court life, the family is strongly depicted as representative of power and wealth and is portrayed on the stage set of history with allusions to classical antiquity. In the spandrels beneath the ceiling are Roman emperors, and above the Gothic arches are scenes from classical mythology.
Early Christian faith was an important factor in the journey to find one's soul and sense of self. Among the earliest Christian portraits of private individuals and of a family (rather than of Christ and his disciples) is a third-century glass miniature of the Vunnerius Keramus family on which the figures are painted in gold leaf (Museo Civico Cristiano, Brescia). Unlike the Pompeiian baker and his wife, the mother, son, and daughter peer into the distance, beyond this world toward a transcendent world.
Concepts of Identity: Historical and Contemporary Images and Portraits of Self and Family (Icon Editions) by Katherine Hoffman