Foucaldian Brothers Matrix by Anthea Slade
Cyborg Man by Anthea Slade
Postmodern Man Redux by Anthea Slade
Foucaldian Brothers Matrix was featured in !Inspired Art Group! 24 January 2011
Foucaldian Brothers Matrix was painted on the 16 January and is the third of my series ‘Man From Different Perspectives’.
Foucaldian Brothers was created with Acrylic and Mixed Media.
About Michel Foucault (Foucaldian thinking)
Michel Foucault (French pronunciation: [miʃɛl fuko]), born Paul-Michel Foucault (15 October 1926 – 25 June 1984), was a French philosopher, sociologist, and historian of ideas. He held a chair at the prestigious Collège de France with the title “History of Systems of Thought,” and also taught at the University at Buffalo and the University of California, Berkeley.
Foucault is best known for his critical studies of social institutions, most notably psychiatry, medicine, the human sciences, and the prison system, as well as for his work on the history of human sexuality. His writings on power, knowledge, and discourse have been widely influential. In the 1960s Foucault was associated with structuralism, a movement from which he distanced himself. Foucault also rejected the poststructuralist and postmodernist labels later attributed to him, preferring to classify his thought as a critical history of modernity rooted in Kant. Foucault’s project was particularly influenced by Nietzsche, his “genealogy of knowledge” a direct allusion to Nietzsche’s “genealogy of morality”. In a late interview he definitively stated: “I am a Nietzschean.”1
Foucault was listed as the most cited scholar in the humanities in 2007 by the ISI Web of Science.2