De Arte - Volume 2002, Issue 66, 2002
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Volume 2002, Issue 66, 2002
Author Bernadette Van HauteSource: De Arte 2002, pp 2 –3 (2002)More Less
In South Africa today, many changes are taking place at an accelerated pace, particularly in the field of education. The merging of tertiary institutions, the restructuring of faculties and departments, the revision of syllabi and the evaluation of programmes for quality assurance are but a few examples of the attempts made by the Department of National Education to improve upon existing structures and products.
Source: De Arte 2002, pp 4 –19 (2002)More Less
Wilma Cruise is probably best known for Strike the Woman Strike the Rock (2000), a public work produced collaboratively with Marcus Holmes which commemorates the march of women on the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 to protest against the pass laws. This government commission tallies with Cruise's longstanding interest in feminism.
Author Elfriede DreyerSource: De Arte 2002, pp 42 –57 (2002)More Less
In this article, representations of 'real' are investigated in selected technological contexts. It is maintained that, at present, the prevalent technological sophistication in artmaking processes creates diffused boundaries between notions of the real and the non-real due to the naturalism inherent in digital artmaking processes in which photographs or video often forms the 'raw' or foundation material. It is demonstrated that the development of photography as well as Surrealism as a stylistic movement have been key forces in the shaping of the current dominant mode of naturalism in visual expressions of virtuality and artifice.
Author Elizabeth RankinSource: De Arte 2002, pp 58 –64 (2002)More Less
Author Sian TileySource: De Arte 2002, pp 65 –68 (2002)More Less
The University of Pretoria has had the honour of being the custodian of the declared national treasures of the Mapungubwe Collection for the six decades since its discovery, which has coincided with a seventy-year archaeological project conducted by the university. The Mapungubwe Collection resides under the auspices of the Centre for Indigenous Knowledge, and the museum is managed by Cultural Affairs at the University of Pretoria, which has been tasked with promoting the collection for academic, research, education and tourism purposes.
Author Gerard De KamperSource: De Arte 2002, pp 69 –72 (2002)More Less
The Edoardo Villa Museum is located in the Old Merensky Library building on the main campus of the University of Pretoria. The building was designed by Gerard Moerdyk, a South African architect, and was inaugurated on 11 October 1937. It was originally designed by Moerdyk as a pre-study for the Voortrekker Monument just outside Pretoria and obtained National Monument status in 1990.
Author Michael StevensonSource: De Arte 2002, pp 73 –77 (2002)More Less
The reflective surface of the paper is merely a dead passive material; but the living flower imparts an individual character to the light, first absorbing and then returning the rays into the air ... (Marloth 1932) Such are the limitations and challenges of botanical art.
Author Anitra NettletonSource: De Arte 2002, pp 77 –81 (2002)More Less
This new addition to the volumes of art history is one that attempts to introduce the 'art' of peoples who live beyond the boundaries of the 'West'. It is handsomely produced, with numerous illustrations in black and white and in colour, with maps (rather inadequate ones), time-lines and information boxes. The content is divided into geographical regions moving eastwards from Africa, through India and South-east Asia, China, Japan and Korea, south to the Pacific and east again to the Americas.
The Paintings of the Bay of Natal : A Selection of Works Dating from 1845 to 1982, Nigel Hughes : book reviewAuthor Marion ArnoldSource: De Arte 2002, pp 81 –83 (2002)More Less
If knowledge is power, it is powerful only when it is in circulation. The world was never shaken by great ideas lurking inside heads, or languishing as manuscripts in drawers or as drafts in computer files. When the printing press was developed (arguably the most important invention of the last millennium), mass-produced books and journals became primary sources of knowledge.
Source: De Arte 2002, pp 83 –86 (2002)More Less
An examination of American Pop Art is likely to suggest that the works of individuals such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Claes Oldenburg might be considered manifestations of a practice that could be termed postmodernist. In Pop Art and the Origins of Post-Modernism, Sylvia Harrison sets out to explore ways in which written discourse on the movement in the Sixties is also underpinned by postmodernist concerns.