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Robber Barons And Humbuggers: The Rise Of Philanthropic Museums In Nineteenth-Century New York, Meaghan O'Connor 2014 Seton Hall University

Robber Barons And Humbuggers: The Rise Of Philanthropic Museums In Nineteenth-Century New York, Meaghan O'Connor

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

New York City's most recognizable museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History came to prominence in the second half of the nineteenth century thanks to the support of wealthy benefactors. At the same time, social reformers, mostly Protestant and middle or upper-class, were combating the vice and poverty that they saw in the diversifying city with a moralizing rhetoric of character building. This paper will show that these two movements, the rise of Philanthropic Museums and the Social Reform movement were connected and that the large temple-like museums that thrive to this ...


Satire And Stoicism: Pieter Bruegel The Elder's Triumph Of Death, Susan K. Gisselberg 2014 University of Kentucky

Satire And Stoicism: Pieter Bruegel The Elder's Triumph Of Death, Susan K. Gisselberg

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In Bruegel and the Creative Process, 1559 – 1563, Margaret Sullivan explains how the religious and political disorder of the Reformation in the Netherlands influenced Pieter Bruegel’s most original works, including The Triumph of Death. During this period, Bruegel combined classical elements and vernacular traditions. As a result of this process, he was able to depict similar imagery to his contemporaries, yet convey a vastly different concept. In a review, Todd Richardson argued that her claim relied heavily on classical literary sources with inadequate visual evidence in the work itself, and her correlations to antiquity rely solely on the motif ...


Imperialism, Economics And Sacred Experience In The Golden Mosaics Of San Marco, Alexandra Steadman 2014 Providence College

Imperialism, Economics And Sacred Experience In The Golden Mosaics Of San Marco, Alexandra Steadman

Art Journal

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The Places Between Events: “Architectural Interest” And The Shifting Cultural Definition Of America In Stephen Shore’S Uncommon Places, John Ronalter 2014 Providence College

The Places Between Events: “Architectural Interest” And The Shifting Cultural Definition Of America In Stephen Shore’S Uncommon Places, John Ronalter

Art Journal

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The Significance Of Walker Evans’ Many Are Called In Two Distinct Moments, Margaret North 2014 Providence College

The Significance Of Walker Evans’ Many Are Called In Two Distinct Moments, Margaret North

Art Journal

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The Impropriety, Informality And Intimacy In Vigee Le Brun's Marie Antoinette En Chemise, Kelly Hall 2014 Providence College

The Impropriety, Informality And Intimacy In Vigee Le Brun's Marie Antoinette En Chemise, Kelly Hall

Art Journal

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Gino Severini's Dancers And His Theatrical Milieu, Maria Haidinger 2014 Providence College

Gino Severini's Dancers And His Theatrical Milieu, Maria Haidinger

Art Journal

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Prostitution And Prayer: An Examination Of Ruega Por Ella From Francisco Goya’S Los Caprichos, Eileen Donovan 2014 Providence College

Prostitution And Prayer: An Examination Of Ruega Por Ella From Francisco Goya’S Los Caprichos, Eileen Donovan

Art Journal

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Art Journal 2014 - Bound, 2014 Providence College

Art Journal 2014 - Bound

Art Journal

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Observance: A Record Of Experiments, Olivia L. Mosley 2014 Washington University in St. Louis

Observance: A Record Of Experiments, Olivia L. Mosley

Undergraduate Theses—Unrestricted

Thesis writing on the work of Olivia Mosley, Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate in Printmaking at Washington University in St. Louis. Engaging with a diverse history of photography and observation through the theoretical writings of Barthes, Berger, Didi-Huberman and others, Mosley conducts a series of visual experiments as part of her art practice in an attempt to expand her visual knowledge. Exploring the concepts of visualization, observation and the role technology plays in both of the aforementioned activities, Mosley’s work is discussed alongside the visual contributions of scientists, artists and hobbyists experimenting with the photographic medium throughout history, including ...


Creative Interventions And Urban Revitalization, Nicole C. Borland 2014 Western University

Creative Interventions And Urban Revitalization, Nicole C. Borland

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

My thesis critiques Richard Florida’s notion of the creative class and Charles Landry’s ideas about the creative city to explore how these formulaic, homogenous approaches fail to adequately advance urban regeneration and community enhancement. In contrast to these approaches I examine the importance of interventionist, vernacular creative practices for urban revitalization. Considered are such vernacular endeavours as public artworks, community gardening, and arts and culture festivals. Specifically, I look to the example of London, Ontario to illustrate the ways in which communities can see, use, and appreciate their city differently. The concepts of placemaking and sense of place ...


Story Guided Virtual Cultural Heritage Applications, Selma Rizvic 2014 Rochester Institute of Technology

Story Guided Virtual Cultural Heritage Applications, Selma Rizvic

Journal of Interactive Humanities

Virtual cultural heritage applications, particularly virtual museums, nowadays include various forms of storytelling. Every object, site or artifact is better perceived and understood through the adjoining story. Interactive applications naturally request the storytelling to become interactive as well. This paper describes the concepts of interactive digital storytelling in our virtual museums and cultural heritage presentations and discusses their advantages and drawbacks recognized through user evaluation. We used digital stories not only to introduce visitors with the context and information on the objects, but also to enhance their navigation through virtual environments with purpose of learning and perceiving maximum amount of ...


To Drip Or To Pop? The European Triumph Of American Art, Catherine Dossin 2014 Purdue University

To Drip Or To Pop? The European Triumph Of American Art, Catherine Dossin

Artl@s Bulletin

This paper considers the so-called triumph of American art from the perspective of what Western Europeans could actually see and know of American art at the time. Relying on a database of exhibitions, purchases, and publications of American art in Western Europe from 1945 to 1970 created in the framework of Artl@s, it reconstructs the precise chain of events and circulations that marked the dissemination and reception of American art in Europe. It consequently draws a more refined and complex understanding of postwar artistic exchanges out of the entangled historical perspectives of the European peripheries, which challenges the retrospectively ...


Italian Art In Yugoslavia From 1961 To 1967: An Overlooked Chronicle, Giovanni Rubino 2014 Purdue University

Italian Art In Yugoslavia From 1961 To 1967: An Overlooked Chronicle, Giovanni Rubino

Artl@s Bulletin

In the 1950s and 1960s, the relationship between Italy and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia improved despite the Cold War. For the Italian artists involved in the New Tendencies, this new situation provided opportunities for recognition as an alternative to Art Informel, the dominant style in the international art market. Getulio Alviani, Enzo Mari and Eugenio Carmi, are three of the key Italian artists in this period who exhibited in Yugoslavian museums and galleries. Using new archival material, this paper sheds light on a unique postwar revival of Constructivism within a peripheral artist network far from New York and ...


To Each His Own Reality: How The Analysis Of Artistic Exchanges In Cold War Europe Challenges Categories, Mathilde Arnoux 2014 Purdue University

To Each His Own Reality: How The Analysis Of Artistic Exchanges In Cold War Europe Challenges Categories, Mathilde Arnoux

Artl@s Bulletin

How to reconstruct artistic relationships among four European countries, situated on both sides of the Iron Curtain, during the period that commenced post-Stalin and lasted until the fall of the Berlin Wall? This is one of the questions that faces the research program To Each His Own Reality: The notion of the real in the art of France, West Germany, East Germany and Poland between 1960 and 1989, which was initiated in January 2011. The paper discusses syntheses of the questions that the research team is facing, descriptions of its methodology, an analysis of preliminary results and what they allow ...


Modernism, Seen From Prague, March 1937, Derek Sayer 2014 Purdue University

Modernism, Seen From Prague, March 1937, Derek Sayer

Artl@s Bulletin

Focusing on the period 1890-1939, this paper explores exchanges between three generations of Prague artists and international—especially Parisian—avant-gardes. Documenting the extraordinary receptiveness of Prague to modernism, particularly in the applied arts, it argues for a thorough rethink of the conceptual geographies of art history.


The Uses And Abuses Of Peripheries In Art History, Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel 2014 Purdue University

The Uses And Abuses Of Peripheries In Art History, Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel

Artl@s Bulletin

Introduction to the Artl@s Bulletin's issue on "Peripheries" (vol. 3, issue 1).


The Neue Frau And The Significance Of Beetle Imagery In The Photomontages Of Hannah Hӧch, Hannah C. Waara 2014 Georgia State University

The Neue Frau And The Significance Of Beetle Imagery In The Photomontages Of Hannah Hӧch, Hannah C. Waara

DISCOVERY: Georgia State Honors College Undergraduate Research Journal

Hannah Höch incorporated the image of a beetle into several of her photomontages. By analyzing three of her works, Untitled (c. 1920), From Above (c. 1922), and The Coquette (1923-25), I propose Höch’s beetle to be a response to the archeological understanding of the Egyptian scarab’s meaning of rebirth, which directly relates to the contemporary social phenomenon of the neue Frau, or New Woman. Thus, by removing the beetle from the focal points of these works, Höch represents the society’s rejection of the neue Frau as well as the Berlin Dadaists’ rejection of her.

To evaluate the ...


Unicums, Fragments, And Other Hebrew Book Rarities, Marvin J. Heller 2014 Association of Jewish Libraries

Unicums, Fragments, And Other Hebrew Book Rarities, Marvin J. Heller

Judaica Librarianship

The subject matter of this article is unique or rare editions of early Hebrew books. Due to varying external circumstances, these rare books are extant only in fragments, unique single exemplars, or in a limited number of copies. Although Hebrew texts were subject to the same ravages of time and, perhaps, occasional indifference as were other early books, they also suffered to a much greater extent than their non-Hebrew counterparts from the indignities and deeds, or more accurately misdeeds, of anti-Semites who expended their wrath not only on Jews but also directed their venom towards Jewish books. The article is ...


Theoretical Aesthetics, Adam Tindale 2014 McMaster University

Theoretical Aesthetics, Adam Tindale

Journal of Professional Communication

This paper explores Theoretical Aesthetics: the subjecting of aesthetics to the scientific method. Specifically, the experimental verification of theories via repeatable measurements. Though not an original idea, it is an underexplored topic. The difficulty in subjecting aesthetics to the scientific method is determining what to measure. We are able to measure many things but those tell us little about the aesthetic perception (the monetary value, the number of viewers, the size, the material, the date of completion, the author, etc.). Theoretical aesthetics is a vehicle to start imagining scenarios where aesthetics could be rightfully subjected to the process of science ...


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