The Socialisation of Sacrifice: Themes in World War i Memorial Art

Dr. Caroline Jane Miley
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An examination of selected World War I memorials to private individuals in Australia yields a specific canon of iconography which in some cases seems surprisingly at variance with the modern nature of warfare and contemporary society. The themes present are analysed to locate the sources of the images and their associated conceptual apparatus and hypotheses developed to investigate the social implications of this body of public art.

Keywords: Memorials, War Art, Stained Glass, Sculpture, Iconography
Stream: Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Humanities
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Dr. Caroline Jane Miley

Lecturer, Visual  Art Theory and History, Faculty of the VCA, University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Ref: I07P0729