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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1953, in Paris.

Sculptor, draughtsman.

Symbolism.

Jean Anguera is the grandson of the sculptor Pablo Gargallo. He graduated in architecture in 1978 (UP2) in Paris. He also attended lectures by César Baldaccini at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris (...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1950, in Angers.

Painter. Figure compositions, figures. Murals.

Symbolism.

Becker is also an architect. He has exhibited since 1971, notably: 1985, Galerie La Timbale, Lyons; 1986, Galerie Sylvestre, Avignon; 1987, Galerie Shifflett, Los Angeles.

Paris, 10 July 1991: The Storm...

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 18 March 1948, in Paris.

Painter. Figure compositions, portraits, nudes, urban landscapes, architectural views.

Symbolism.

After graduating in 1970 from the École Polytechnique, Hervé Loilier entered the third year of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, then attended the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Paris. In ...

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Lorsa  

French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 7 October 1951, in Paris.

Painter. Figure compositions, architectural views.

Symbolism.

Lorsa took the graphic design course at the École Estienne in Paris. After her master's degree she qualified to teach in higher education and had a chair at the Faculté d'Arts Plastiques until ...

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Italian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1946, in Rome.

Painter. Figures.

Symbolism.

Claudio Vesica studied art in Rome. He teaches the history of art and is a graduate of the school of architecture. He has had solo shows since 1966, mainly in Rome and in ...

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Marita Sturken

Culture of images and visuality that creates meaning in our world today. This includes media forms such as photography, film, television, and digital media; art media such as painting, drawing, prints, and installations; architecture and design; comic books and graphic novels; fashion design, and other visual forms including the look of urban life itself. It also encompasses such social realms as art, news, popular culture, advertising and consumerism, politics, law, religion, and science and medicine. The term visual culture also refers to the interdisciplinary academic field of study that aims to study and understand the role that images and visuality play in our society; how images, gazes, and looks make meaning socially, culturally, and politically; how images are integrated with other media; and how visuality shapes power, meaning, and identity in contemporary global culture.

The emergence of the concept of visual culture as a means to think about the role of images in culture and as an academic field of study is a relatively recent phenomenon, emerging in the late 1980s and becoming established by the late 1990s. There were numerous factors that contributed to the idea that images should be understood and analysed across social arenas rather than as separate categories, including the impact of digital media on the circulation of images across social realms, the modern use of images from other social arenas (such as news and advertising) in art, and the cross-referencing of cultural forms displayed in popular culture and art. It was also influenced by the increasingly visible role played by images in political conflict and a general trend toward interdisciplinarity in academia....