Browsing Research Articles (Visual Arts) by Issue Date

Browsing Research Articles (Visual Arts) by Issue Date

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  • Duffey, Alexander Edward (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2002)
    This essay attempts to reconstruct the ten missing years in the life of the well-known South African sculptor, Anton van Wouw, from the end of the Anglo-Boer War to the end of 1910 when he received the commission to make ...
  • Dreyer, Elfriede (Unisa Press, 2002-09)
    In this article, representations of "real" are investigated in selected technological contexts. It is maintained that, at present, the prevalent technological sophistication in art-making processes creates diffused boundaries ...
  • Viljoen, Stella (Tydskrif vir Letterkunde Assosiasie, 2004)
    In 1873 Benjamin Disraeli could bemoan, "[a]n author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children." Today, however, authorship is a consumable that demands endless promoting ...
  • Du Preez, Amanda (Tydskrif vir Letterkunde Assosiasie, 2004)
    This article traces the relation between bungee jumping as eXtreme sport and the experience culture that we live in. It is argued that the sublime has been commodified to suit consumers' preferences and choices. The higher ...
  • Dreyer, Elfriede (Unisa Press, 2005-04)
    In this article, the construct of the city is interpreted as a technological, artificial environment as well as a gendered construct. Within this context, depictions of the archetypal city dweller and the gaze in the urban ...
  • Duffey, Alexander Edward (Art Historical Work Group of South Africa, 2006)
    The art world is inevitably delighted when new works by an established pioneer artist are discovered, because it not only fills in the gaps in his/her oeuvre, but it also extends our knowledge of the creative potential of ...
  • Van Zyl, H.M.; Van Zyl, Ria (Department of Visual Arts, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    During April 2005 visual communication designers took part in an International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) Interdesign that addressed the topic of sustainable rural transport in the North West ...
  • Viljoen, Stella (Department of Visual Arts, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    This article investigates aspects of the cultural and gendered conceptualisation of the Afrikaner 'imagined community' as depicted on the covers of Huisgenoot in the 1950s. The reason this article is concerned with the ...
  • Sauthoff, Marian Dene (Department of Visual Arts, University of Pretoria, 2006)
    This article contextualises the typographic project, chronicles the type design process and offers some observations and comments on the design outcome. To this end it briefly considers the thinking underpinning the ...
  • Van Eeden, Jeanne (Routledge, 2006-09)
    This article examines the infamous Land Rover 'Himba' advertisement (2000) that shocked South Africans because of its racism and sexism. The South African Advertising Standards Authority ruled that the advertisement ...
  • Sassen, Robyn (Department of Visual Arts, University of Pretoria, 2007)
    Contemporary South African printmaking boasts an uneasy relationship between classic printmaking and the attention-seeking gestures that have historically informed protest art, lending itself to performance culture. In ...
  • Dreyer, Elfriede (Common Ground, 2007)
    In this paper the sculpture of South African Venda artists Johannes Maswanganyi and his son, Collen Maswanganyi is investigated in order to find evidence regarding the character of South African art reception and the ...
  • Du Preez, Amanda (Department of Visual Arts, University of Pretoria, 2008)
    If one of the leading media theorist of the twentieth century, Marshall McLuhan's dictum, namely that 'the medium is the message' holds true, how does it apply to the medium of art? Does McLuhan's statement reveal something ...
  • Dreyer, Elfriede (Department of Visual Arts, University of Pretoria, 2008)
    As part of the centenary celebrations of the University of Pretoria, an exhibition entitled Visuality/Commentary2 was held in May 2008 to commemorate a history of more than fifty years of teaching and learning in the ...
  • Reyburn, Duncan (Department of Visual Arts, University of Pretoria, 2008)
    No abstract available.
  • Lauwrens, Jennifer (Department of Visual Arts, University of Pretoria, 2008)
    No abstract available.
  • Dreyer, Elfriede (Common Ground, 2008)
    The paper engages with the politics inherent in the exhibition of artworks in postapartheid South Africa, an environment tainted by socio-political conflict, xenophobia and survival strategies. Art exhibition in South ...
  • Van Eeden, Jeanne (Historical Association of South Africa, 2008-05)
    The first head of the Department of Afrikaans Art and Culture at the University of Pretoria in the 1930s was Professor Martin du Toit, a well-known figure in Afrikaner cultural circles. His vision for the new department ...
  • Sonnekus, Theo (University of South Africa Press, 2009)
    The contemporary presence of images of hypermasculine aesthetics in gay visual culture results from gay men’s response to being expected to behave like men (masculine performativity) despite being told through stereotypes ...
  • Smith, Andrew James; Dreyer, Elfriede (Unisa Press, 2009)
    In this article Patricia Piccinini's We are Family of 2003 is considered in terms of the concept of the genetic homunculus, which can be understood as the product of artifice. The genetically engineered human being is ...