DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2014.06.007
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Vanessa Maree Barbay

Abstract: The topic of this paper is animals in painting and the investigative process undertaken by the artist Vanessa Barbay during her practice-led Ph.D.. Her aim was to discover a way to present deceased animals that retained their agency as individuals by challenging the objectifying nature of representation. The foundation of this method was the collaboration between artist and dead animal subjects through harnessing the natural decomposition of the subject in order to generate their image. A related stream of Ba…

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