Source: Expanded understandings of place making through genre painting : a heuristic study in the Mid North of South Australia – University of South Australia
Susan Mary Michael ; University of South Australia. School of Art, Architecture and Design. ; 2018
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Expanded understandings of place making through genre painting : a heuristic study in the Mid North of South Australia
The poorly understood but often used term ‘place’ refers to a location where meaning has been ascribed, and in visual art has commonly been associated with landscape painters’ subjective impressions of a location. To broaden painting’s capability to explicate aspects of place, this research has aligned with humanistic geography, whose main focus is place and space (where meaning has not been attributed). The formation of the artist-as-geographer has thus been facilitated in this research by using genre paintings of often elusive and under-examined aspects of domestic life. The Mid North of South Australia was selected for documenting the long-observed place making attributes, the researcher’s family having lived in the region since colonial times. In order to avoid a reliance on childhood memories alone, wider understandings of place were sought from the array of entry points, perceived characteristics and complexities of place. Painted canvases of architecture, gardens and home decor were used as the eminent theme, thus looking obliquely at people’s adaptions to, and the meanings within, their rural location
Copyright 2018 Susan Mary Michael..
Series: School of Art, Architecture and Design.
Thesis (PhD(Visual Arts))–University of South Australia, 2018.
1 ethesis (ix, 157 pages) : colour illustrations, colour maps, photographs (mostly colour).
Handle : https://hdl.handle.net/11541.2/133151