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Is This Cheap Kitsch Art? Analyzing What Aesthetic Value Is, Cindy Hasio 2015 Valdosta State University

Is This Cheap Kitsch Art? Analyzing What Aesthetic Value Is, Cindy Hasio

Journal of Art for Life

Critiques can be used to help students understand the production and place of so-called kitsch items that can be found in dollar stores as an expression of current visual culture. This article looks into the history of kitsch to contextualize how In the classroom, educators can engage students in observing and discussing the aesthetic traits and meanings of these artifacts from the dollar store as a component of an art for life-based examination of the values embedded in these objects as a manifestation of contemporary culture.


The Rooster And The Lemon, Luis Mario Guerra, Connie M. Morey 2015 University of Victoria

The Rooster And The Lemon, Luis Mario Guerra, Connie M. Morey

The Goose

'The Rooster and the Lemon' is a collaborative work of critical-creative writing and photography between artists-writers Luis Mario Guerra and Connie Michele Morey. The text and image is a part of a larger body of work that emerged from a trip to Havana in December 2013 and is still in the process of unfolding through additional visual forms. The prose and photographs question the im/possibility of stasis and taxonomical containment in an ecological continuum where the processes of death and life and interdependent and imperceptibly entangled.


Code Of Best Practices In Fair Use For The Visual Arts, College Art Association, Patricia Aufderheide, Peter Jaszi 2015 American University

Code Of Best Practices In Fair Use For The Visual Arts, College Art Association, Patricia Aufderheide, Peter Jaszi

Copyright, Fair Use, Scholarly Communication, etc.

The mission of the College Art Association (CAA) is to promote the visual arts and their understanding through advocacy, intellectual engagement, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners. CAA contributes to the visual arts profession as a whole through scholarly publications, advocacy, exchange of research and new work, and the development of standards and guidelines that reflect the best practices of the field. The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts is based on a consensus of professionals in the visual arts who use copyrighted images, texts, and other materials in their creative ...


Algonquin Interdisciplinary Artist Nadia Myre, Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D. 2015 Sessional Professor, OCAD University

Algonquin Interdisciplinary Artist Nadia Myre, Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.

Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


The Evolution And Antithesis Of Western Music, Dan Rager 2015 Cleveland State University

The Evolution And Antithesis Of Western Music, Dan Rager

Daniel Rager

This article examines the Evolution and Antithesis of Western Music from early Biblical Times (3500 B.C.) through the Baroque Period (1600-1750 A. D.). The material presented encompasses many different cultures from around the world. Herein, the Sumerians, Babylonians, Greeks, Jews, Romans, and other cultures are examined. Religious and cultural ideologies clash while similarities parallel these mediums exposing juxtapositions that transcend throughout the ages.

The article discusses early musical systems, periodical musical practices, musical elements (voices vs. instruments) permitted and forbidden by the church, the use of sacred and secular music and the development of these “musical forms” which include ...


New Challenges For The Archiving Of Digital Writing, Heiko Zimmermann 2014 University of Trier

New Challenges For The Archiving Of Digital Writing, Heiko Zimmermann

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In his article "New Challenges for the Archiving of Digital Writing" Heiko Zimmermann discusses the challenges of the preservation of digital texts. In addition to the problems already at the focus of attention of digital archivists, there are elements in digital literature which need to be taken into consideration when trying to archive them. Zimmermann analyses two works of digital literature, the collaborative writing project A Million Penguins (2006-2007) and Renée Tuner's She… (2008) and shows how the ontology of these texts is bound to elements of performance, to direct social interaction of writers and readers to the uniquely ...


Metalanguage In Carroll's "Jabberwocky" And Biggs's Reread, Asunción López-Varela 2014 Complutense University Madrid

Metalanguage In Carroll's "Jabberwocky" And Biggs's Reread, Asunción López-Varela

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture

In her article "Metalanguage in Carroll's 'Jabberwocky' and Biggs's reRead" Asunción López-Varela discusses Simon Biggs's installation reRead <http://www.littlepig.org.uk/reRead/reRead.htm> in relation to Lewis Carroll's poem. López-Varela posits that both works draw attention to the functioning of self-reflexive semiotic mechanisms present in human discourse and gestures. Based on the examples of the poem and the installation, López-Varela discusses how the human mind creates narratological coherence out of random and recursive patterns and argues that it does so by including other media which enable formats beyond the textual and the iconic. Further ...


The Way We Get By: Aesthetic Engagement With Place, Gregory Blair 2014 Northern State University

The Way We Get By: Aesthetic Engagement With Place, Gregory Blair

Journal of Art for Life

The Way We Get By: Aesthetic Engagement with Place

The intersection of aesthetics and ethics has a long history in philosophy. Kant wrote The Critique of Judgement as means to use aesthetic judgment to reflect how an ethical judgment could be both universal and particular; the result of judgment “must involve a claim to validity for all men.”[1] However, in the context of contemporary environmentalism, there is still much ambiguity and countless bewildering suggestions for the relationship between aesthetics and ethics in actual practical modes of existence.

Some contemporary art practices however, directly encourage a connection between aesthetics and ...


Psychotic Diagnosis And Artist Pathology: Schizophrenic Art’S Influence On The Identification Of The Disorder, Danielle Watson 2014 Bowling Green State University

Psychotic Diagnosis And Artist Pathology: Schizophrenic Art’S Influence On The Identification Of The Disorder, Danielle Watson

Honors Projects

The use of artwork created by schizophrenic individuals is unique in its contextual elements, including bizarre imagery, strong border lines, and desexualized features. The uniqueness of schizophrenic art lends itself to the possibility of being identified as such, therefore, opening the possibility for it to be used as a diagnostic tool in the clinical setting. Presently, schizophrenic art is used in art therapy, but is not widely employed in diagnostic practices. The current study aimed to test the possible identification of schizophrenic art in contrast to normal art and no art. Three questionnaires were created and randomly distributed to participants ...


Comics And Illustration From The Written; The Conversion Of A Story From Prose To Graphic Depiction., Kayla A. White Ms. 2014 Fine and Performing Arts Honors

Comics And Illustration From The Written; The Conversion Of A Story From Prose To Graphic Depiction., Kayla A. White Ms.

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This is a thesis that details the process of writing a short 30 page novel, and then converting the subsequent story into a graphic format via illustrations and into a comic book layout. The story itself deals in reworking our learned assumptions of good and evil, specifically in the supernatural and human possibility for both. The comic book format is an exploration of my reader’s different responses to the written and the graphic.


Conscience And Context In Eastman Johnson's The Lord Is My Shepherd, Amanda Melanie Slater 2014 Brigham Young University - Provo

Conscience And Context In Eastman Johnson's The Lord Is My Shepherd, Amanda Melanie Slater

All Theses and Dissertations

This thesis considers the experiences that motivated the creation of an 1863 painting by American artist Eastman Johnson entitled The Lord is My Shepherd. An examination of the painting—”which depicts a black man reading a Bible—reveals multiple artistic, social, political, and spiritual influences. Created in the midst of the American Civil War, the painting's inspiration derived from Johnson's New England childhood, training in Europe, encounters with the Transcendentalist movement, and his abolitionist views. As a result, The Lord is My Shepherd is a culminating work in Johnson's oeuvre that was prompted by years of experience ...


Vernal Pool: A Participatory Art Project About Place + Precipitation, Karen Abel, Jessica Marion Barr 2014 Queen's University - Kingston, Ontario

Vernal Pool: A Participatory Art Project About Place + Precipitation, Karen Abel, Jessica Marion Barr

The Goose

Produced by Karen Abel with Jessica Marion Barr, Vernal Pool is an immersive, elemental water installation created as a participatory, contemplative inquiry into our transitory interrelationships with water and landscape. From November 2013 to April 2014, 114 individuals across Canada and abroad gathered snow samples as a form of extrinsic artistic practice about place and precipitation. With the arrival of spring, the reservoir of melted snow was convened for four days at Toronto’s historic Gladstone Hotel to create Vernal Pool.


Ipads And Service Learning Join Hands For Lifelong Artistic Literacy, Susan R. Whiteland 2014 Arkansas State University

Ipads And Service Learning Join Hands For Lifelong Artistic Literacy, Susan R. Whiteland

Journal of Art for Life

In this article the author discusses the linking of art education policy and technology with the goal of lifelong artistic literacy. The author reviews newly drafted national common core frameworks that encourage the use of technology with art and compares her curriculum for teaching pre-service art educators. By recalling her university students’ recent intergenerational service learning experience with iPads the author determines that the mobile devices may be instrumental for implementing technology in her curriculum that encourages lifelong artistic literacy.


Nicholas Galanin: Tsu Heidei Shugaxtutaan, Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D. 2014 Sessional Professor, OCAD University

Nicholas Galanin: Tsu Heidei Shugaxtutaan, Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.

Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Book Review: "American Ethnographic Film And Personal Documentary: The Cambridge Turn", Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D. 2014 Sessional Professor, OCAD University

Book Review: "American Ethnographic Film And Personal Documentary: The Cambridge Turn", Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.

Matthew Ryan Smith, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Renoir To Remington: Impressionism To The American West, Anne M. Giangiulio 2014 University of Texas at El Paso

Renoir To Remington: Impressionism To The American West, Anne M. Giangiulio

Anne M. Giangiulio

Catalog designed for the exhibition 'Renoir to Remington: Impressionism to the American West', on display from September 21, 2014 to February 1, 2015 at the Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Gallery of the El Paso Museum of Art. Organized by the El Paso Museum of Art in partnership with Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington. 144 pages.


António Pedro Pintor, José-Augusto França 2014 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

António Pedro Pintor, José-Augusto França

Portuguese Cultural Studies

Abstract: António Pedro became interested, from fairly early on, in visual and mixed media expression, alongside literature and theatre. From the mid 1930s onwards, he produced a significant number of works (sketches, dimensional poems, invented objects, paintings, sculptures, ceramics) that were to have a significant impact on the artistic context in Portugal throughout the 1930s and 1940s. This article provides an overview of some of his most emblematic paintings, influenced to varying degrees by Surrealism or some aspects of it, and often characterized by subversive and oniric compositions. As such, it sheds light on the extent to which the pictorial ...


Political Percontation By Casey Beal, 2014 Western University

Political Percontation By Casey Beal

Chiasma: A Site For Thought

No abstract provided.


Turning To See Otherwise, Jennifer L. Martin 2014 The University of Western Ontario

Turning To See Otherwise, Jennifer L. Martin

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis dossier, in combination with an exhibition at the McIntosh Gallery, considers whether an archival collection can generate an alternative narrative other than that which may already exist in the original film and photographic documents. Rather than represent a singular truth, I seek to articulate the transformative realities of collective memory by re-orienting the material for broader viewer identification. I have mined photographic and filmic materials from a personal family archive to focus fragments that specifically record the gesture of the turning face—the turning towards the observer. This “turn” then includes both the turn towards the initial film-maker ...


The Things We Know But Cannot Explain: An Inquiry Into The Nature And Significance Of Artistic Knowledge As A Subset Of The Larger Category Of Tacit Knowledge, David Kemp 2014 The University of Western Ontario

The Things We Know But Cannot Explain: An Inquiry Into The Nature And Significance Of Artistic Knowledge As A Subset Of The Larger Category Of Tacit Knowledge, David Kemp

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This dissertation is an inquiry into the nature and significance of artistic knowledge, as a subset of the larger category of tacit knowledge. Art, both in its production and reception, encompasses many diverse forms of knowledge, so by artistic knowledge I am referring to the intangible components of art that do not conform to traditional notions of codified, propositional or explicit knowledge.

Such forms of qualitative and subjective knowledge are undervalued within our current Western context, which is dominated by a rational, objective and scientific mode of thought. This is primarily due to the impossibility of quantifying such intangible knowledge ...


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