Academic Papers



CLU Art Department invites artists, critics and academics to join us to celebrate and explore the direction of representational art in the 21st century. We are particularly interested in papers that explore the positive possibilities of representational art. We encourage inclusivity and diverse perspectives. We welcome papers that explore a variety of topics, including the following:

Meaning in 21st Century Representational art
Representation and imagination
The roots of the 21st century representational art movement
Approaches to beauty in contemporary representation
Idealism
Politics, artists and collectors
Understanding emotional responses to representational art
Breaking the boundaries of style
Gender and sexuality in 21st Century representational art
The place of representational art in a postmodern world
Tradition and revolution the avant garde atelier
Representational art and new technology
Esotericism in Contemporary Representational Art