Projected Art History: Biopics, Celebrity Culture, and the by Doris Berger

By Doris Berger

Biopics on artists effect the preferred notion of artists' lives and paintings. Projected artwork History highlights the narrative constitution and pictures created within the movie style of biopics, within which an artist's lifestyles is being dramatized and embodied by way of an actor. targeting the 2 case experiences, Basquiat (1996) and Pollock (2000), the publication additionally discusses greater concerns at play, comparable to how postwar American artwork historical past is being mediated for mass consumption.

This booklet bridges a niche among paintings historical past, movie stories and pop culture by means of investigating how the movie style of biopics adapts written biographies. It identifies the performance of the biopic style and explores its implication for a favored paintings historical past that's projected at the sizeable reveal for a mass audience.

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