The Face (AHV3003)

15 credits

Why has the face so often been represented across times and different media? Can an image of the face ever fully recreate the real person? In what circumstances might the face be regarded as dangerous? What happens when the face is a site of (re)creation or alteration through surgery?

We consider representations of the face in the early modern and modern periods- in painting, sculpture, film, photography, skype, social media, facial recognition and surgical software.

A prior interest in visual arts or visual media is desirable.