From Self-Portrait to Selfie: Representational Painting in the Digital Age

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Abstract

'From today painting is dead' the painter Paul Delaroche 1839
Notwithstanding statements like the one above by Paul Delaroche who made that remark in relation to the advent of photography, painting is alive and well and still continues to flourish in the world today. But how has the practice of painting evolved in relation to a culture increasingly understood through lens and screen based media?
In his essay On the Museum's Ruins Douglas Crimp talks about modernism being perverted by photography and the notion of contamination in relation to the art of Warhol and Rauschenberg. Crimp's contention is that from the moment that photography entered the gallery it challenged the very cornerstone of modernist ideology by disrupting categories like painting and sculpture. In contemporary culture the photographic is now so ubiquitous that it is hard to imagine what it must have been like to develop a picture without recourse to mediated imagery. How do contemporary representational artists use photography in their practice as painters? Is photography a help or a hindrance? This paper examines some of the issues and tensions relating to the practice of representational painting in the digital age.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAs it is: The Proceedings of the Representational Art Conference 2015.
Subtitle of host publicationTRAC 2015 The Representational Conference
EditorsMichael Pearce
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherCalifornia Lutheran University
Chapter12
Pages167 - 177
Number of pages10
Edition1
ISBN (Print) 978-1545325483
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2017
EventTheoretical Roman Archaelogy Conference 2015 - Leicester, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Mar 201529 Mar 2015
http://trac.org.uk/events/conferences/trac2015/

Conference

ConferenceTheoretical Roman Archaelogy Conference 2015
Abbreviated titleTRAC 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLeicester
Period27/03/1529/03/15
Internet address

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Digital Age
Photography
Self-portrait
Painters
Contamination
Ideology
Ruin
Art
Imagery
Douglas Crimp
Modernist
Artist
Robert Rauschenberg

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Devane, J. (2017). From Self-Portrait to Selfie: Representational Painting in the Digital Age. In M. Pearce (Ed.), As it is: The Proceedings of the Representational Art Conference 2015.: TRAC 2015 The Representational Conference (1 ed., pp. 167 - 177). USA: California Lutheran University.

From Self-Portrait to Selfie: Representational Painting in the Digital Age. / Devane, John.

As it is: The Proceedings of the Representational Art Conference 2015.: TRAC 2015 The Representational Conference . ed. / Michael Pearce. 1. ed. USA : California Lutheran University, 2017. p. 167 - 177.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Devane, J 2017, From Self-Portrait to Selfie: Representational Painting in the Digital Age. in M Pearce (ed.), As it is: The Proceedings of the Representational Art Conference 2015.: TRAC 2015 The Representational Conference . 1 edn, California Lutheran University, USA, pp. 167 - 177, Theoretical Roman Archaelogy Conference 2015, Leicester, United Kingdom, 27/03/15.
Devane J. From Self-Portrait to Selfie: Representational Painting in the Digital Age. In Pearce M, editor, As it is: The Proceedings of the Representational Art Conference 2015.: TRAC 2015 The Representational Conference . 1 ed. USA: California Lutheran University. 2017. p. 167 - 177
Devane, John. / From Self-Portrait to Selfie: Representational Painting in the Digital Age. As it is: The Proceedings of the Representational Art Conference 2015.: TRAC 2015 The Representational Conference . editor / Michael Pearce. 1. ed. USA : California Lutheran University, 2017. pp. 167 - 177
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