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|
|Number of pages||26|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9783657702923 |
|Publication status||Published - 04 Sep 2020|