Art 3 – Hung Liu, Christopher Brown, working with photographs for memory and history – 3/23


Watch the video on Hung Liu and make notes in your sketchbook listing the ways in which she uses photography and makes it different than simply copying or reproducing an image. How does she transform the photograph into something painterly and meaningful. How does she make it her own?


As you visit the sites below, make notes in your sketchbook looking for answers to the following questions:

How does Christopher Brown use photography in his paintings and why does he choose historic photos?

What are his visual concerns in his paintings and what are his emotional or conceptual concerns?

What is he trying to do or say with his paintings?

Christopher Brown painting

Brushing Up on History

(The following interview makes the most sense in the context of the images you viewed at his website.)

Interview with Christopher Brown


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