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Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Peter France and William St Clair (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Why biography? This collection of chapters on the problems and functions of biography, and particularly the biography of writers, thinkers, and artists, investigates a subject of enduring importance ... More


Chapter 2 Vasari in Hollywood: Artists and Biopics

Steven Jacobs

in Framing Pictures: Film and the Visual Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640171
eISBN:
9780748670901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640171.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Presenting a survey of the genre of the artist biopic, this chapter investigates which specific artists and art historical eras proved attractive to filmmakers. Favouring the sixteenth and ... More


Artists and Artworlds

Gore Charles

in Art, Performance and Ritual in Benin City

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633166
eISBN:
9780748652983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633166.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter explores the biographies of some artists working in the different art worlds of Benin City, highlighting some of the forms of patronage, the processes of commissioning at urban shrines, ... More


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