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Canine Haiku: Yellow Ball, Julie Andreyev, Tom (canine) 2015 Simon Fraser University

Canine Haiku: Yellow Ball, Julie Andreyev, Tom (Canine)

The Goose

Poetry by Julie Andreyev and Tom.


The Personal Is The Political: Artemisia Gentileschi’S Revolutionary Self-Portrait As The Allegory Of Painting, Virginia L. Conn 2015 University of Kentucky

The Personal Is The Political: Artemisia Gentileschi’S Revolutionary Self-Portrait As The Allegory Of Painting, Virginia L. Conn

Kaleidoscope

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Crowdsourcing, Sherry A. Czekus 2015 The University of Western Ontario

Crowdsourcing, Sherry A. Czekus

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

The integrated article, along with an exhibition at Artlab Gallery, has three chapters. Chapter One is a comprehensive artist statement that examines my practice of contemporary painting and its relationship to visual and temporal perception and the disruption of it in urban crowd culture. Our simultaneous place in physical and virtual crowds as part of the everyday experience revisits 19th C. flaneurism and the act of seeing and being seen in public places through technology. Chapter 2 is the Practice Documentation consisting of a selection of images of paintings created during my MFA two year candidacy. Chapter 3 is ...


Liminal Space: Representations Of Modern Urbanity, Matthew Tarini 2015 The University of Western Ontario

Liminal Space: Representations Of Modern Urbanity, Matthew Tarini

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This Master’s Thesis Dossier is made up of three sections including a Case Study, a Comprehensive Artist Statement, and a Practice Documentation section. The case study analyzes George Shaw’s artistic practice and explores his interest in memory and place. In the artist statement I discuss my painting practice, which explores how the structure of urban and suburban environments affect people’s moods and behaviours and their social connections. I outline the art historical precedents for this type of subject matter and my work’s connection with Romanticism and photography. I also include research done on urban design by ...


Estetica Urbana De Una Polarizacion, Edgar E. Yanez 2015 The University of Western Ontario

Estetica Urbana De Una Polarizacion, Edgar E. Yanez

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This work examines the changes in the Venezuelan city of Caracas during the Bolivarian Revolution during the years 1999 through 2013, under the rule of Hugo Chavez Frias (1954-2013). Stressed by a profound polarization (commonly interpreted as political), this period brought aesthetic and spatial changes, which have affected the life and perception of the city. From a neo-populist discourse inspired by the idea of the establishment of the republic under a socialist model, the Bolivarian Revolution has stripped issues that affect the sense and urban rooting such as identity, racial segregation or class struggle in addition to political differences. Reflecting ...


Hand-Eye, Michael S. Pszczonak 2015 The University of Western Ontario

Hand-Eye, Michael S. Pszczonak

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This integrated article thesis has two distinct chapters: The first chapter is a case study on a selection of works by German artist Sigmar Polke using Hal Fosters writing on the historical and neo-avant-gardes. The study traces the way Polke revisits the first avant-garde project and comprehends its attempted traumatic rift from dominant ideologies for the first time. The second chapter is a comprehensive artist statement which simultaneously outlines the theoretical underpinnings of my work as well as the process leading to the body of work on display at McIntosh Gallery. The research sets out to answer the following question ...


Tangled Hair: Uncertain Fluid Identity, Niloufar Salimi 2015 The University of Western Ontario

Tangled Hair: Uncertain Fluid Identity, Niloufar Salimi

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This dossier consists of three chapters. Chapter one is an extended artist statement within which I discuss a very particular notion of identity that acknowledges its fluidity and ever-shifting qualities. Further in this chapter, I address my studio practice processes and its overall development, as well as making a detailed comparison with Roni Horn’s drawings and also Mona Hatoum’s artwork. Chapter two is a documentation of selected works that I have made in the studio during my two-year candidacy at Western University. Each work is accompanied by a brief description. Chapter three is a case study on Shirin ...


Standing At The Gates Of Heaven And Hell, Julianne Henderson 2015 University of San Francisco

Standing At The Gates Of Heaven And Hell, Julianne Henderson

julianne e. henderson ms.

:: Gates of Heaven and Hell ::

I am surrounded by Auguste Rodin’s angels and demons. One gets the sense that for every muscle employed to wrap them in their own embrace, there is an unattended muscle somewhere else that has resulted in a mid-motion limb stretching or groping for something or someone else that may or may not be within reach. I am in awe of the fluidity that each of them represents and immortalizes.

Some force led me to this place that houses the Gates of Hell the day after I sat before Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise. The ...


Less Is More, And More Is Less, More Or Less: The Historical Progression, Aesthetic Characteristics, And Physical Limitations Of Minimalism, Sam Boer 2015 King's University College

Less Is More, And More Is Less, More Or Less: The Historical Progression, Aesthetic Characteristics, And Physical Limitations Of Minimalism, Sam Boer

Nota Bene: Canadian Undergraduate Journal of Musicology

Since its emergence as an aesthetic category in the mid-twentieth century, minimalism has been contentious amongst scholars of all forms of art. It has been alternately celebrated, questioned, and condemned by not only its critics, but also the artists whose works have been given the historical title “minimalist.” This article explores the emergence of minimalist music, examining its relation to the earlier “avant-garde” works of John Cage and other eclectic influences, such as jazz and Eastern music. In doing so, this article attempts to establish a broad understanding of the elements integral to minimalist music, with a special focus on ...


Out Of The Picture, Erin E. Bell 2015 Wayne State University

Out Of The Picture, Erin E. Bell

Criticism

Martha Rosler: The Bowery in Two Inadequate Descriptive Systems by Steve Edwards. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2012. Pp. 122, 32 color illustrations. $35.00 cloth, $16.00 paper.


Artificial Infinite, Brandon Daniels 2015 Washington University in St Louis

Artificial Infinite, Brandon Daniels

Graduate School of Art Theses

This thesis examines the complex history of the sublime, specifically the sublime Void of the Romantics and the newer concept of the technological sublime. From there, I examine the genre of science fiction and it relationship to the sublime, the Void and the grotesque. I use specific examples such Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, and a few others to better understand and apply these concepts. Beginning with these examples, I start to posit what role special effects play in how these films embody these philosophical concepts.

Building on this foundation of research, I go ...


Ruling The Market: How Venice Dominated The Early Music Printing World, Elizabeth M. Poore 2015 Cedarville University

Ruling The Market: How Venice Dominated The Early Music Printing World, Elizabeth M. Poore

Musical Offerings

This paper attempts to prove that Venice was the main geographical center of music printing and publishing from the 1300s to the late 1500s using several economic, legal, and cultural factors. The primary research method was examining secondary sources on music printing, publishing, and European and Venetian history.

From the 1300s to the late 1500s, Venetian commercial trade and activity, including book publishing, reached unheard of levels. Venice held a powerful position in the European economy and its merchants were able to leverage this to great advantage when the new technology of printing became available. The specialized business of music ...


Oral Transmission: A Marriage Of Music, Language, Tradition, And Culture, Emma E. Patterson 2015 Cedarville University

Oral Transmission: A Marriage Of Music, Language, Tradition, And Culture, Emma E. Patterson

Musical Offerings

There are a number of misunderstandings about ancient oral transmission that negatively affect the way musicians view music history but also the process of how music was and currently is conceived, recorded, and shared. A common misconception is that oral transmission of music is an ancient practice that occurred before written notation of music was developed. However, I seek to prove that there is a false dichotomy between oral transmission and written notation and I focus on the changing definition and importance of oral tradition. Firstly, I discuss the misconceptions of ancient oral transmission. Secondly, I examine the continuing development ...


He Started The Whole World Singing A Song, Brian R. Cates 2015 Cedarville University

He Started The Whole World Singing A Song, Brian R. Cates

Musical Offerings

Throughout history, music has moved people in powerful ways, so much so that, at times, it leaves them speechless. They realize that it is a song, full of notes and rhythms, yet at the same time, it makes them become profoundly aware that there is something more, humming just below the surface. My presentation seeks to enter into this music moment by asking why these types of moments even occur. Does music speak or communicate? If so, does it communicate something meaningful and significant? What is the mechanism by which music conveys this meaning? How can this meaning be articulated ...


Digital Space Art (History?), France Languérand 2015 Artiste

Digital Space Art (History?), France Languérand

Artl@s Bulletin

Invited by ARTL@S Bulletin as visual artist, France Languérand opted for a first-person text introducing her artworks—which develop into the digital sphere, questionning their own sustainability— and recounting the evolution of her relationship the digital space. This walkthrough is guided by her current thoughts about numbers and coding system as creative tools. Languérand’s pieces are only partially visible in the physical world but exist entirely in the digital space.


Bar Rat, Macky Bliss 2015 Providence College

Bar Rat, Macky Bliss

Art Journal

My main influences are usually the people who surround me, and the experiences that I face because of those people. Working as a bartender has directly impacted my art. Faces, expressions, emotions and behaviors intrigue me. Bartending allows me to be a participant in and observer of many unique human interactions and social codes that I use as material for my work. I often photograph the people I interact with, especially while bartending, to use as source material.

For a while I was focusing on extreme emotions such as grief, but I have become more interested in the nuances of ...


Speaking My Language: Color And Geometry, Janelle Dunham 2015 Providence College

Speaking My Language: Color And Geometry, Janelle Dunham

Art Journal

The first step in developing a geometric language that combines physical and digital processes: sketching with a mechanical pencil. With every sketch I consider the erasure markings, the horizontal or vertical composition, the intensity of each shape or line, the simplicity or complexity of each design, and the symmetry each design may or may not have. My designs reflect the influence of abstract artists such as Wassily Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich in addition to Bauhaus artists such as Josef Albers and Paul Klee.

The second step is to bring these sketches into Adobe Illustrator software, because it allows for the ...


Endogenous, Rachele Romano 2015 Providence College

Endogenous, Rachele Romano

Art Journal

In my work I explore the exterior parts and interior sensations of the body, using both recognizable and imaginative abstract elements. Through this work I address issues affecting the body, specifically physical, sexual and verbal abuse. I’m interested in moments of trauma and their effects on the body. In my paintings I raise the questions: what goes on in the body? What could go on inside the body? What happens in the mind of person during a time of fear, and how does the body react to that? What would this look like on a canvas? My work explores ...


Drift, Liliandra Vivolo 2015 Providence College

Drift, Liliandra Vivolo

Art Journal

Living on an island, I am fortunate to be immersed in nature and surrounded by many different bodies of water. The ocean, rivers, and bays of Long Island are a huge part of its beauty. This environment influences the content of my work and inspires the process I use to create it.

After years of visiting and photographing my favorite beaches on Long Island, I have collected numerous images of this unique environment during many different times of the day and seasons of the year. Before creating the digital drawings in Photoshop, I look through all of my photographs and ...


Naked And Displayed, Zachary Neuendorf, Emerald Klauer, Meredith Kestel 2015 Iowa State University

Naked And Displayed, Zachary Neuendorf, Emerald Klauer, Meredith Kestel

Ethos

“You don’t mind posing?” Cléo asks.

Dorotheé quips back, “No, why?”

“I’d be so exposed, afraid they’d find a fault.”

“Nonsense! My body makes me happy, not proud. They’re looking at more than just me. A shape, an idea. It’s as if I wasn’t there, like I was asleep.”


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