Dr Anita Pisch

PhD, MCDArtDes, BA (Comb. Hons. Research)
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: 0426 956 978

Areas of expertise

  • Art Theory And Criticism 1901
  • Fine Arts (Incl. Sculpture And Painting) 190502
  • Psychology 1701
  • Special Education And Disability 130312

Research interests

Research at the Australian National University examines the personality cult of Iosif Stalin and takes an iconographic approach to Stalinist propaganda, focussing specifically on visual topoi in the image of Stalin on propaganda posters of the Soviet era. While firmly entrenched within the discipline of art history, the research also traverses the domains of history, political science, political economy, psychology, theatre studies, sociology and literature.

Inspiration Wild: Historical Perspectives and Future Challenges, produced for the Wildlife Art Museum of Australia, explores the relationship between science and art as expressed in wildlife art through the ages from cave painting to contemporary practice, with a focus on Australia, and promotes the upcoming Wildlife Art Museum of Australia as a valuable venue for conservation, education and art appreciation in an era where ever fewer people are able to experience wilderness and nature firsthand.

Other research interests in the field of art and design are contemporary Australian art, printmaking, graphic arts and the poster, contemporary Cuban art, public art, environmental art, art as propaganda, Socialist Realism, and fashion and subculture.

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