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Comparative Study On Urban And Suburban Art Education, Estevan Jose Puerto Jr 2018 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College

Comparative Study On Urban And Suburban Art Education, Estevan Jose Puerto Jr

Multidisciplinary Studies Theses

Comparative Study on Urban and Suburban Art Education

Summary

The thesis on a “Comparative Study of Urban vs. Suburban Art Education” will be a discussion on the history of fine arts curriculum. Showing the historical evolution of fine art instruction in Europe, and how it is significant for visual arts in the history of human civilization. The thesis will provide a timeline of people and events showing the development of Art Education in the United States of America. Exploring what legislation involving public and private institutions helped enact change in Education for the visual arts. How art teachers over the ...


Sport Combo Theory, Hailey Nathel 2018 Washington University in St. Louis

Sport Combo Theory, Hailey Nathel

Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Papers

The mind-body is not separate just as artist and Art are not separate entities either. Because the human subject is tied to the Art object, rather than striving for perfection, a more fruitful approach to artmaking is one that utilizes imperfection to its advantage. By subverting what is thought of as error, the glitch acts as a transgressive image. It functions as a symbol of embracing imperfection by leveraging mishap as a catalyst for experimentation and re/invention. Profile on platform serves as a curatorial space, one of agency, access, and opportunity, to display images of our selfiest selves. In ...


Dancing, Mindfulness, And Our Emotions: Embracing The Mind, Body, And Sole, Alisha M. Collins 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Dancing, Mindfulness, And Our Emotions: Embracing The Mind, Body, And Sole, Alisha M. Collins

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This capstone project examines dance, as an intervention and mindfulness practice that assists with managing our emotions. There is a need for dance therapy in social institutions such as, healthcare facilities, schools, and community centers. Dance therapy has the potential to reduce negative emotions, create mindfulness, improve self-expression, and promote a healthy well-being. I am proposing that dance therapy is applied as a regular practice in social institutions to develop mindfulness and promote emotional stability.

In this study, I argue that dance therapy can contribute to our well-being long term. In addition to this written thesis, a visual component of ...


Authoritarian Pedagogical Practices In Dance Teaching And Choreography, Charlotte Carmichael 2018 Dominican University of California

Authoritarian Pedagogical Practices In Dance Teaching And Choreography, Charlotte Carmichael

Honors Theses and Capstone Projects

This paper examines the authoritarian pedagogical practices found in educational settings and more specifically, in Western classical and contemporary dance training and rehearsals. These practices have been a part of dance for centuries, and their legacy has had severe impacts on the ethical, psychological, and political undercurrent of students’ educational and professional experiences. First, the historical roots of authoritarian teaching techniques are presented. Next, the ways in which dance teachers and choreographers employ authoritarian teaching behaviors are considered and examined. Finally, in hopes of providing a better template for the future, an overview of the ways in which some dance ...


Title., Douglas Miller 2018 University of Louisville

Title., Douglas Miller

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Title is a series of drawings that explores the aspects of failed projects and the complications of representation within literary and visual practices. This series is informed by preliminary drawings, marginalia, and written notations that are inherent in the formulation processes of both visual and literary compositions. Through an investigation of the 19th Century Russian author Nikolai Gogol’s unfinished novel Dead Souls, I situate this series of drawings as a means to conflate literary theories with visual representation. In this way, the Title series presents fragmentary images, texts, and digressive narratives that demonstrate intermediaries between propositional states and reconciled ...


Singing Saw : Final Thrum, Andrew Mullally 2018 University of Iowa

Singing Saw : Final Thrum, Andrew Mullally

Theses and Dissertations

Humanity has entered a new geologic age wherein our actions have become the dominant influence steering both climate and environment, now having entered a new era of mass extinction. Some scientist allege that half of the extant animal species have disappeared in the last forty years, while other scientific studies project that the remaining nine million species will again halve by the end of the century. Although extinction cycles are no stranger to this planet, this sixth iteration is unique in that is being driven primarily by human consumption. It has been claimed that in order to sustain our current ...


My Pleasure (Forever Yours), Marina Ross 2018 University of Iowa

My Pleasure (Forever Yours), Marina Ross

Theses and Dissertations

My practice consists of painting, ceramic sculptures, and performance to consider the construction of self-identity and the role of agency and labor in this construction. Mining my life experiences as a point of departure, I question how visual images, sculptural abstractions, and physical movement create a multi-dimensional representation of the self and how the body is a vehicle for the expression and formation of the self. I source images from family photos and film stills to question how I have embodied qualities from the women in these images. I will discuss my thesis exhibition My Pleasure (Forever Yours) to unpack ...


Don’T Take Photos Of The Buddha!, Ningshuang Zhao 2018 University of Iowa

Don’T Take Photos Of The Buddha!, Ningshuang Zhao

Theses and Dissertations

This body of work stems from the feeling of paradox between what I learned and how I feel about religion in China. I express these complex feelings through painting, drawing, printmaking, as well as the experimenting of light and dark in the exhibition gallery.


Sweet, Slick, & Wicked, Cameron Eliza Lee York 2018 University of Iowa

Sweet, Slick, & Wicked, Cameron Eliza Lee York

Theses and Dissertations

Consumerism and Death are both very political and ever present in our lives. Violence and death are seemingly on the rise, coinciding with the use of media as a distraction. It seems as though every time there is a catastrophic event, the president takes to social media to pick fights or make outlandish claims to distract the people from what is truly happening. Consumption of physical goods is another fixation heightened by the media and celebrities. For the average human, keeping up with social trends is the thing to do, and there is such a quick turn around with what ...


Strangers In The Night, Kassandra Boehm Palmer 2018 University of Iowa

Strangers In The Night, Kassandra Boehm Palmer

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Machines Of Curation, Riley Todd Vier 2018 University of Iowa

Machines Of Curation, Riley Todd Vier

Theses and Dissertations

Machines of Curation is an attempt to confront the ever-growing landscape of technology I observe and live inside of daily. This work is specifically concerned with my interest in how we interact with and alter our surrounding environments through technology. The constant tether we have to our devices is becoming more reminiscent of a parasite and host, rather than of a device and user. It informs how we are to look at things, speak with those we love, pay for things, and receive news; just to name a few. I seek to co-opt these methods to urge the viewer to ...


The Effect Of Art-Making On Emotion By Unilateral Hemispheric Activation, Anna Ciancio 2018 The College at Brockport

The Effect Of Art-Making On Emotion By Unilateral Hemispheric Activation, Anna Ciancio

Senior Honors Theses

This research study investigates whether or not the motor action of art-making through the process of art therapy influences brain activity in a way that affects emotional state. The participants were 133 adults from introductory psychology classes at the College at Brockport, State University of New York. Participants drew on a piece of paper located either to the right or left of the center of the table for five minutes while wearing goggles that directed their vision in the same direction. This was preceded and followed by a measure of emotional state. Findings suggest that side of drawing has a ...


Experience Bobo Experience, Sara Smith 2018 California State University, Monterey Bay

Experience Bobo Experience, Sara Smith

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Experience Bobo Experience -by Sara Marie Smith (Artist Statements and Images of work)

Spring 2018-CSUMB Undergraduate Capstone Project/ Visual Public Arts Department

My Senior Capstone is about using inspirational wisdom from acknowledged sources to address the quandaries of our human experiences. I have chosen a cognitive clown, named Bobo, to investigate Henry David Thoreau, Jack Kerouac, and Allen Watts. Bobo, my character, goes on a journey of learning. Bobo is a line drawing, rendered in marker, with a circular head, two dot eyes, three puffs of hair with a clown smile and clown clothing. Experience Bobo Experience speaks to viewers ...


Notes From Johannesburg - Dialogues And Itineraries Of The South From Kinshasa: Art, History, And Education, David Andrew 2018 Wits School of Arts, Johannesburg

Notes From Johannesburg - Dialogues And Itineraries Of The South From Kinshasa: Art, History, And Education, David Andrew

Artl@s Bulletin

This text was originally a brief speech in a debate – Dialogues and Itineraries of the South from Kinshasa: Art, History and Education that took place at Mário de Andrade Library’s Auditorium in São Paulo (Brazil) on October 26th 2016. It draws from questions and discussions in Kinshasa, concerning arts education, the challenges in decolonizing curriculum and methods, connecting them to South African experiences, particularly at the Wits School of Arts (Johannesburg) and also from the Another Road Map School research group workshops.


Lumumba’S Iconography As Interstice Between Art And History, Matthias De Groof 2018 Antwerp University

Lumumba’S Iconography As Interstice Between Art And History, Matthias De Groof

Artl@s Bulletin

How does Congolese art and artistic representations of Lumumba “mediate past, present and future”? How do they relate to historical narratives and to the dialogues within the Global South? This contribution proposes Lumumba’s iconography as a case in point of the interstice between art and history. It positions the image of Lumumba as mediating between past, present and future for both the Congo and the Global South more broadly.


Retour À L’Authenticité In The City: A Photo Essay, Ruth Sacks Dr 2018 University of Fort Hare

Retour À L’Authenticité In The City: A Photo Essay, Ruth Sacks Dr

Artl@s Bulletin

These photographs were taken as part of a larger research project tracing Mobutu Sese Seko’s construction projects in Kinshasa in the late 1960s and 1970s. The sites were part of a drive initially taking place under Mobutu’s cultural policy of retour à l’authenticité, instigated in 1967 as a means of taking recourse in pre-colonial Congolese traditions. This gave rise to a wide variety of architectural styles, adorned by artworks largely commissioned from a group called the avant-gardists. The selection of photos seen here presents glimpses of some of the sites and their artworks.


Supernova: Performing Race, Hybridity And Expanding The Geographical Imagination, Raheleh Saneie 2018 The University of Western Ontario

Supernova: Performing Race, Hybridity And Expanding The Geographical Imagination, Raheleh Saneie

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis attempts to explore the many socio-political, temporal and spatial factors that contribute to the formation of cultural identity. Through my video work, SuperNova, I examine how race is performed and the discursive structures that contribute to the process of racialization. The core question that is central to this thesis is how race is performed and the potential benefits and drawbacks of this performance. In chapter one, I explore how whiteness is performed and how racial hierarchies are maintained through performance. I critique the Aryan race discourse that is a part pf Iranian nationalist discourse of identity. In chapter ...


How To Be The Perfect Asian Wife!, sophia hill 2018 Macalester College

How To Be The Perfect Asian Wife!, Sophia Hill

Art and Art History Honors Projects

“How to be the Perfect Asian Wife” critiques exploitative power systems that assault female bodies of color in intersectional ways. This work explores strategies of healing and resistance through inserting one’s own narrative of flourishing rather than surviving, while reflecting violent realities. Three large drawings mimic pervasive advertisement language and presentation reflecting the oppressive strategies used to contain women of color. Created with charcoal, watercolor, and ink, these 'advertisements' contrast with an interactive rice bag filled with comics of my everyday experiences. These documentations compel viewers to reflect on their own participation in systems of power.


Performing Sculpture, Laura Smith 2018 University of Colorado, Boulder

Performing Sculpture, Laura Smith

Art Practices MFA Theses

This is Laura Zelda Smith's MFA thesis paper. (footnote: Ok, this is a joke. This is what we all secretly want to type in for the abstract of our papers, and is essentially a one to two sentence summation of my paper. However, a more appropriate abstract would say: my paper discusses my relationship to both materiality and performance. The paper, itself, is designed to be an artistic work in its own right, and playfully perform a running commentary on its own material and process.)


I Am A Magic Carpet: Life In A Liminal Space, Yasmin Mazloom 2018 University of Colorado, Boulder

I Am A Magic Carpet: Life In A Liminal Space, Yasmin Mazloom

Art Practices MFA Theses

The life of immigrants is discussed in two chapters: living in the country of origin and living abroad. The space that exists in between these two countries and places, is diminished and not discussed because it is not physical but more of a mental space that is rarely recognized unless it is experienced firsthand. Even though only a minority of people will understand this liminal space, it is important to be aware of its existence. Those who reside in this space need to recognize they are not alone, even if their liminal space is different from others, so that they ...


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