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This is an interview about the historian's use of art and art history. Artistic movements are themselves part of history, but may also be used as evidence, especially of attitudes, even if of littl...e artistic merit. Many great works show a mixture of social reportage (especially in the Northern painters) and fantasy. But the line between symbol snd representation is hard to draw and agreement on the meaning of symbols often impossible. Also, an artist may misrepresent the facts or spirit of an event, especially if it is not of his own time: in this case the art historian must use documentary evidence. History and art history are interdependent.
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Module code and title: A101, An arts foundation course
Item code: A101; 05
Recording date: 1977-03-15
First transmission date: 14-03-1978
Published: 1978
Rights Statement: Rights owned or controlled by The Open University
Restrictions on use: This material can be used in accordance with The Open University conditions of use. A link to the conditions can be found at the bottom of all OUDA web pages.
Duration: 00:18:21
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Producer: Prudence Smith
Contributors: A.G Dickens; Catherine King
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Art History; History Sources; Interdisciplinary Studies
Master spool number: BLN11950H004
Production number: BLN11950H004
Available to public: no