Intermediality: A New Approach to Art History

Dana Byrd

Dana Byrd

What happens when an artist, a painter for example, acquires a photograph, then totally reconfigures that photograph in his or her own oil painting? Is it a new object? Is it appropriation? How do we talk about that and what does it mean?

These are questions very much on the mind of Assistant Professor of Art History Dana Byrd, who recently organized a symposium looking at how different artistic media influence each other.

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