Robert Houle and Aboriginal Art Historiography

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Robert Houle and Aboriginal Art Historiography
Introduction
Artistic personalities are part of the historiography of art that still defy some who may give careers to studying a medium, an artist, school or movement. This paper refers to a unique volume that appeared in 1981 atop two decades of much artistic, often experimental expression in North America. In Legend, Myth & Magic in the Image of the Artist – an Historical Experiment, two young scholars of the 1940s, Ernst Kris and Otto Kurz, tackled a number of dimensions of personality by way of psychoanalytic concepts. In their view, artists were not just inspired by myths, but often rather created them, as people rather at home in the realm of legend as well as what is held up as...
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