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.
|Title of host publication||War and Art|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Portrayal of Destruction and Mass Violence|
|Editors||Frank Jacob, Mor Presiado|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 11 May 2020|
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.