Images for Dead Men: Australian artists after the Vietnam War

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Abstract

Self-portraiture provides a significant interpretative component of the Australian War Memorial (AWM) art collection corresponding to the Vietnam war. This chapter reveals how the legacy established by official war art in the first half of the twentieth century permeated the Australian official war art of the Vietnam war. This investigation will build on the work of Ann-Marie Jordens (1987) by establishing the roles played by self-portraiture as a reaction to the methodological and interpretative problems facing the official war art of this period.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWar and Art
Subtitle of host publicationThe Portrayal of Destruction and Mass Violence
EditorsFrank Jacob, Mor Presiado
PublisherBrill
Volume8
ISBN (Electronic)9783657702923
ISBN (Print)9783506702920
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 11 May 2020

Publication series

NameWar (Hi)stories
PublisherBrill/Schöningh

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Bowker, S. (Accepted/In press). Images for Dead Men: Australian artists after the Vietnam War. In F. Jacob, & M. Presiado (Eds.), War and Art: The Portrayal of Destruction and Mass Violence (Vol. 8). (War (Hi)stories). Brill.