D'Amico, Stephanie/ A (2011) Reviewing Realism: Eric Fischl, Will Cotton and the Legacy of American Photorealism. Masters thesis, Concordia University.
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This thesis positions realist painting as a site of visual innovation and critical reflection in a cultural climate dominated by advanced representational technologies. Focusing in particular on the work of Eric Fischl and Will Cotton, I examine how these contemporary realist painters establish a dialogue with current visual technologies. I also posit and explore these artists’ inheritance of a set of concerns from the American Photorealist painters of the 60s and 70s— a group of artists who I suggest have been misconstrued as the regressive anomaly during an otherwise avant-garde art historical moment. Through an extended consideration of the questions and visual strategies shared by Cotton, Fischl, and the American Photorealists, I demonstrate how their respective visions of “realism” reflect a critical awareness of the technological and socio-cultural changes unique to their respective historical moments.
|Divisions:||Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Art History|
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Authors:||D'Amico, Stephanie/ A|
|Date:||14 September 2011|
|Thesis Supervisor(s):||Sloan, Johanne|
|Keywords:||Photorealism, Contemporary Realist Painting, 1960s, Will Cotton, Eric Fischl, Representational Technologies, Deconstruction|
|Deposited By:||STEPHANIE D'AMICO|
|Deposited On:||17 Nov 2011 15:54|
|Last Modified:||17 Nov 2011 15:54|
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