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Ann Bergren introduces Jennifer Bloomer, comparing her with James Joyce, and reviewing her background in art history and...
Thomas McEvilley
Thomas McEvilley discusses the human figure and its representation throughout human and art history from ancient civilizations...
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A SCI-Arc student introduces Eric Orr, who introduces Thomas McEvilley. McEvilley discusses representation and self in the...
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Thomas McEvilley presents early human representations in history from the Paleolithic period, ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia....
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Thomas McEvilley discusses the evolution of human representation in art between the Neolithic period and ancient Greece....
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Thomas McEvilley discusses human representation in art in the middle ages, the Renaissance and during the Romantic era. He...
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Thomas McEvilley presents twentieth century art that depict further evolution in the representation of the human figure. In the...

Thomas McEvilley

November 12, 1986 | Video Lecturer:
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Thomas McEvilley discusses the human figure and its representation throughout human and art history from ancient civilizations until modern times. McEvilley investigates certain types of content, which are always present but seldom acknowledged or critically used. He reflects on the way that human beings have represented themselves though history by focusing on two themes, representation and self.

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A SCI-Arc student introduces Eric Orr, who introduces Thomas McEvilley. McEvilley discusses representation and self in the...
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A SCI-Arc student introduces Eric Orr, who introduces Thomas McEvilley. McEvilley discusses representation and self in the context of an investigation of the way humans have represented themselves throughout history. McEvilley reflects on what it feels like to be human in different times and places as well as how the figure is represented in relation to space.


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Thomas McEvilley discusses human representation in art in the middle ages, the Renaissance and during the Romantic era. He compares Renaissance pieces that depict a sense of a constrained environment around the human figure with medieval and romantic art pieces where a blurring of boundaries and relation to nature produce the opposite effect by expanding the potential space.


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Thomas McEvilley presents twentieth century art that depict further evolution in the representation of the human figure. In the early twentieth century, human representation begins to disperse through its relationship with nature and expanding the potential space. McEvilley discusses how post-war twentieth century work, on the contrary, begins to reflect an entrapment within an inadequate space, a constrained environment which depicts a lack of free will and shattering of human selfhood.