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Revolutionary self portrait

Charles, Robb (2009) Revolutionary self portrait. [Visual Artwork]

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      'Revolutionary Self Portrait' (2009) is a sculptural self-portrait. The work comprises a bust engulfed in hair and a scalloped pedestal stand. Historically, divine energy has frequently been depicted using fluid forms - drapery, clouds and occasionally hair. These forms and associations act as a departure point for this sculpture in which the figure is depicted in a state of inundation by billowing tufts hair. The work was also inspired by the tendency of great 19th century utopian thinkers - for example Marx, Bakunin and Kropotkin - to wear large beards. Within both traditions, the language of heroic subjectivity is amplified by a sculptural extension of the body. In 'Revolutionary Self Portrait' however, this extension threatens to suffocate the subject - a gesture made all the more ironic due to the fact that the artist himself is incapable of growing a beard. The work was selected for the National Artists' Self Portrait Prize, University of Queensland Art Museum, 2009.

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      ID Code: 48756
      Item Type: Creative Work (Visual Artwork)
      Material: gyspum-based acrylic resin, hessian, synthetic polymer paint
      Measurements or Duration: 145x42x38cm
      Number of Pieces: 1
      Locations/Venues:
      Location: From date: To date:
      National Artists' Self Portrait Prize, University of Queensland Art Museum 2009-11-28 2010-01-24
      Keywords: self-portraiture, subjectivity, hair in art, beards in art, masculinity
      Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500)
      Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500) > Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting) (190502)
      Divisions: Past > Disciplines > Art & Design
      Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
      Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Charles Robb
      Copyright Statement: All rights reserved
      Deposited On: 20 Feb 2012 08:11
      Last Modified: 20 Feb 2012 08:11

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