Art as a Form of Narrative Term Paper by cee-cee

Art as a Form of Narrative
An examination of how art is used as a form of narrative to understand history.
# 115335 | 2,235 words | 5 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jul 16, 2009 in Art (History) , Communication (General) , Archaeology (General)

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This paper discusses how art is deeply integrated in the object-based paradigm of narrative. It specifically focuses on how through ancient objects found during excavation expeditions, it has become possible to create a visual narrative, particularly of ancient history. The paper concludes that art, culture, narrative and history are inextricably intertwined and that the art critic and historian should both understand the importance not only of science and excavation, but also of recognizing the dynamic nature of history seen through art.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Albano, Caterina. 2007. Displaying lives: the narrative of objects in biographical exhibitions. Museum and Society, March 2007. Vol. 5 Is 1.
  • Baetens, Jan & Van Looy, Jan 2007. digitising cultuarl heritage; the role of Intereptation in cultural Preservation.
  • Bassi, Karen. 2006 Things of the Past: Objects and the time in Graak Narrative. Johns Hopkind University Press
  • Siedell, Daniel A. Art Criticism as Narrative Strategy:
  • Transformations. 2008 The language of Craft.

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