London Aesthetics Forum | POSTPONED - New date to be announced.

London Aesthetics Forum | POSTPONED - New date to be announced.
16 January 2019, 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Room 246, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU


Please note that this seminar has been postponed.   A new date will be announced in due course. 


Photography and Co-portraiture

Dawn Wilson (Hull)

Portraiture and self-portraiture are familiar categories in the visual arts. I propose to introduce the category of ‘co-portraiture’. A co-portrait is both a portrait and a self-portrait, specifically: the creation of a self-portrait through the creation of a portrait. Numerous works from art history could be profitably re-categorised and the authorial attribution and aesthetic merits of those works better appreciated. Co-portraiture may be feasible in all forms of depiction, but I argue that its most significant potential can be found in photography. 


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