Painting Ourselves out of a Corner: Considerations on the Medium

Author(s): Victoria Lyall

Year: 2015


While the connections between ancient mural paintings and twentieth-century urban mural programs may seem tenuous, certain technical, structural, and physical considerations of the medium itself link exemplars from past and present. The inextricable relationship between murals and their architectural supports as well as its scale can compel a different type of viewing and visceral engagement than other types of two-dimensional media; it forces a relatedness that must be unpacked. In this paper, I will consider the medium of painting in both ancient and contemporary contexts and frame the other papers in the session.

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Painting Ourselves out of a Corner: Considerations on the Medium. Victoria Lyall. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396341)


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