The Ekphrasis Engine: Towards a New Industry Architecture for Digital Art Historical Practice in the Age of the Virtual

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Abstract

In 1956, Sidney Nolan spent a day exploring the Gallipoli peninsula. Though brief, the experience crystallised in him the historical significance of the Dardanelles.'I stood on the place where the first ANZACs had stood, 'he later recalled,'looked across the straits to the site of ancient Troy, and felt that here history had stood still.'1 At the time Nolan had been reading Homer's Iliad, and was wrestling with how to reconstruct the grand, heroic narratives of classical mythology for a new time and a new place.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-146
Number of pages12
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Art
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Virtual reality
  • Art History
  • museums
  • Digital cultural heritage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Museology

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