Standing At The Gates Of Heaven And Hell, 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
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, 2015 Wayne State University
Out Of The Picture, Erin E. Bell
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, 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, 2015 Cedarville University
Ruling The Market: How Venice Dominated The Early Music Printing World, Elizabeth M. Poore
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 ...
He Started The Whole World Singing A Song, 2015 Cedarville University
He Started The Whole World Singing A Song, Brian R. Cates
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 ...
Oral Transmission: A Marriage Of Music, Language, Tradition, And Culture, 2015 Cedarville University
Oral Transmission: A Marriage Of Music, Language, Tradition, And Culture, Emma E. Patterson
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 ...
Digital Space Art (History?), 2015 Artiste
Digital Space Art (History?), France Languérand
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, 2015 Providence College
Bar Rat, Macky Bliss
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, 2015 Providence College
Speaking My Language: Color And Geometry, Janelle Dunham
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, 2015 Providence College
Endogenous, Rachele Romano
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, 2015 Providence College
Drift, Liliandra Vivolo
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, 2015 Iowa State University
Naked And Displayed, Zachary Neuendorf, Emerald Klauer, Meredith Kestel
“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.”
Art Journal 2015 - Vantage, 2015 Providence College
Art Journal 2015 - Vantage
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: : Poof : :, 2015 University of Massachusetts Boston
: : Poof : :, Caleb Nelson
Graduate Masters Theses
Storytellers have an interdependent relationship with their narratives. If you have ever told a lie, you understand. Stories take on a life of their own, as you consider the potential ramifications of each contingent piece. Definite sets of things happen as results of specific other things. If you throw an ax at me, only a few things can immediately happen, and our relationship will be forever changed. Events evolve. When we create or discover a narrative, we live by its logic. Upon consideration, a moment compels a series of moments modulated by a voice, a single perspective, a personal narrative ...
Mourning Wave: Grieving The Loss Of The Natural Environment, 2015 University of Washington - Tacoma Campus
Mourning Wave: Grieving The Loss Of The Natural Environment, Kayla Stewart
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Master's Projects and Theses
Informed and inspired by the sudden passing of my uncle, Mourning Wave is a physical manifestation of my own experience with grief as it relates to the natural environment. My own personal grief opened the door to experiencing collective grief. Constructed as a wave-shaped altar composed of discarded plastic, Mourning Wave aims to highlight the role of oceanic plastic debris in relation to the damage being done to the environment by humans. The wave is painted black, a traditional color of mourning. Colorful discarded plastic lies within the crest of the wave. This debris was collected several times as a ...
Toward An Outward-Looking Indigeneity, 2015 Melbourne Business School
Toward An Outward-Looking Indigeneity, Michelle Evans
Looking outward is a much-documented preoccupation of Australians that is very much alive in the arts. There is a hopeful glimmer in ‘outward-lookingness’ 1 that draws the eye, books a ticket and escorts us willingly away from Australia into the world. I’ve noticed friends and colleagues spirited away to places like the Galapagos Islands, Cambodia, Bhutan, Siberia ... However, this outward-lookingness is not just a personal gaze upon exotic lands afar, or a wish to escape the familiar embrace of Australia but an intentional strategy Indigenous artists are applying to the malaise of the stiflingly low glass ceiling of Indigenous ...
Researching Photographic Participatory Inquiry In An E-Learning Environment, 2015 University of Newcastle
Researching Photographic Participatory Inquiry In An E-Learning Environment, Kathryn Meyer Grushka, Aaron Bellette, Allyson Holbrook
Arts Papers and Journal Articles
This article focuses on the use of Photographic Participatory Inquiry (PPI) in researching the teaching and learning of photography in the e-learning environment. It is an arts-informed method drawing on digital tools to capture collective information as digital artefacts, which can then be accessed and harnessed to build critical and reflective photographic practices. The multimedia tools employed (for example GoPro video and screen capture) are critically discussed for their potential to contribute understanding of photographic artistic practice and the learning of a digital generation. The article may also provide critical insights and inform more nuanced methods for research and scholarship ...
Naked Reflection, 2015 Iowa State University
Naked Reflection, Kiana Roppe, Jordan Welch, Tiffany Herring
“Mirrors hold a special irony—that is—we look into mirrors to understand how others will perceive us, but what we see is how we see ourselves being perceived by others,” Ben Witmer says. Witmer graduated from Iowa State in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in integrated studio arts. While attending, he studied abroad in Rome, where he found inspiration in the abundance of classical, realist art depicted in Italian museums.
Landmarks For Sleepwalkers, 2015 Washington University in St Louis
Landmarks For Sleepwalkers, Isaac S. Howell
In my recent work I have been interested in thinking about notions of instability. In order explore these notions, in this paper I will like to explore the relevance of postmodern literary theory and the color black in my work, as well as think about the importance of the grid as a tool for organization and ontological delineation.
I will be examining writing by Alain Robbe-Grillet, as well as art work by Mark Manders, Giorgio de Chirico, Kay Sage, and Ad Reinhardt.