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Absurdity And Veracity: Religion In Warhol's Paintings, Yuchen Wang 2020 School of Art Institute Chicago

Absurdity And Veracity: Religion In Warhol's Paintings, Yuchen Wang

2020 JHU Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium

Besides the most famous works like Marilyn and soup cans, Andy Warhol left us with a lot of works and questions together due to his public image. We know Warhol's LGBTQ + and Byzantine Catholic identities, but these seemed peripheral to an understanding of his art, which is segregated at the public and private levels. This binary oppositional divergence and contradiction constitute Warhol's Life. Warhol's life as a Byzantine Catholic does not seem to fit our impression of the conservative tradition of Orthodox Christians. But for Warhol scholars, what they obtained through the surface did not explain all ...


Talent Against Tradition: The Art And Life Of Kate Freeman Clark, Grace Moorman 2020 University of Mississippi

Talent Against Tradition: The Art And Life Of Kate Freeman Clark, Grace Moorman

Honors Theses

This paper explores the art of Holly Springs, Mississippi, painter Kate Freeman Clark, especially in association with the work of her teacher William Merritt Chase. Much of this paper is based on two extensive biographies: Cynthia Grant Tucker’s Kate Freeman Clark: A Painter Rediscovered, and Carolyn J. Brown’s The Artist’s Sketch: A Biography of Painter Kate Freeman Clark. Using a number of object studies, this paper explores the development of Clark’s work under the tutelage of Chase, highlighting similarities and differences that lead to the conclusion that Clark had a very real talent that she seemed ...


Requisitioned: American War Art Of The Second World War, Spenser Carroll-Johnson 2020 Chapman University

Requisitioned: American War Art Of The Second World War, Spenser Carroll-Johnson

War and Society (MA) Theses

The United States requisitioned artists to assist with military objectives and servicemen requisitioned art as a form of rhetoric. This research reexamines the role of “official artists” and thereby extends its definition to include the multitude of art they produced during the Second World War. The underpinnings of this thesis reside during the economic crises of the 1930s that brought about American emergency relief initiatives for artists under the direction of Holger Cahill and, by extension, Edward Bruce. For the first time in history, the American public engaged with state-sponsored art. Due to a symbiotic relationship that formed between the ...


Intimate Nevada: Artists Respond, Lauren Paljusaj, Anne Savage 2020 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Intimate Nevada: Artists Respond, Lauren Paljusaj, Anne Savage

Calvert Undergraduate Research Awards

Creative Works Winner

Most of us know Nevada beyond the Strip. It’s a place of houses, of shopping plazas, of movie theaters, and grocery stores. A place of hotels that are also places of work. A place of basins, ranges, vistas, and nature. A place of personal history. For Intimate Nevada: Artists Respond, curators Lauren Paljusaj (ENG BA ‘20) and Anne Savage (CFA BA ‘22), draw on photographs found in UNLV Special Collections to uncover the intimate visuality of a Nevada of past centuries. The exhibition focuses on how the imaged built landscape of early 20th century Southern Nevada ...


Thresholds Of Curating: Literary Space And Material Culture In The Works Of Harriet Prescott Spofford, Edith Wharton, Isabella Stewart Gardner, And Willa Cather 1870-1920, Lindsay N. Andrews 2020 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Thresholds Of Curating: Literary Space And Material Culture In The Works Of Harriet Prescott Spofford, Edith Wharton, Isabella Stewart Gardner, And Willa Cather 1870-1920, Lindsay N. Andrews

Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research: Department of English

This dissertation explores the polycentric intersections between material and literary culture in four case studies spanning 1870-1920. Harriet Prescott Spofford, Edith Wharton, Isabella Stewart Gardner, and Willa Cather are four women whose work reflects a capacity to defy the genre-specific boundaries for which they are canonically renown. Harriet Prescott Spofford was an important contributor to the interior design movement in the early Gilded Age following challenges to finding publication resources for her fiction within a male-dominated publishing community. Edith Wharton’s ties to material culture are well known, but less attention is granted to the ways in which her own ...


Spiritual Reclamation: Learning From Frida Kahlo And Entering My Personal Healing Journey, Sandra Laserna Cowal 2020 DePauw University

Spiritual Reclamation: Learning From Frida Kahlo And Entering My Personal Healing Journey, Sandra Laserna Cowal

Student research

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Illusions Of Grandeurs: Washingtonian Architecture As Seen By White And Black People Of The Early Nineteenth Century, Lillian D. Shea 2020 Gettysburg College

Illusions Of Grandeurs: Washingtonian Architecture As Seen By White And Black People Of The Early Nineteenth Century, Lillian D. Shea

Student Publications

In the early nineteenth century, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson built a classically inspired capital designed to legitimize American republican ideals. White interpretations of the architecture gradually aligned more with the founders’ intentions, especially following its reconstruction after the 1814 conflagration. Enslaved and free black observers recognized their exclusion from the message of freedom and equality. Rather than finding their identity through federal buildings, they established their communities within churches, houses, and businesses owned by black people. The varied reactions to Washington’s and Jefferson’s designs demonstrated how the aesthetic idealization of republicanism revealed incongruities in the new capital.


Welcome To Gendered Dada, Morgan Drawdy 2020 Georgia College

Welcome To Gendered Dada, Morgan Drawdy

Georgia College Student Research Events

This paper explores the works of art throughout the Dada art period from three specific artists; Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, and Baroness Else Von Freytag-Loringhoven. It delves deep into the making of the pieces and the influences behind them. The pieces are analyzed through the lens of gender and gender bias that is caused by the changing of societal roles during World War One. Those roles touching on topics such as women entering the work force and the evolution and devolution of the typical masculine role throughout history. The paper is brought together to explore how these societal changes influenced ...


From D.C. To Kentucky: The History Of The United States Senate Clerk's Desk, Olivia Bowers 2020 Western Kentucky University

From D.C. To Kentucky: The History Of The United States Senate Clerk's Desk, Olivia Bowers

Documents

This Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience aims to highlight the importance of the historical object and accurately document the complete history of the former United States Senate Clerk’s Desk, placed in the chamber in 1859 and removed in 1951. The desk’s first and last occupants were Kentucky natives and civil servants, and its current resting place is in Western Kentucky University’s Kentucky Museum. Through research that began in the nation’s capital, and a journey to follow the desk’s paper trail, the object’s massive historical legacy and close ties to the state of Kentucky may ...


Cast Of Characters, Olivia Renee Bowers 2020 Western Kentucky University

Cast Of Characters, Olivia Renee Bowers

Documents

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A Visual Analysis Of The U.S. Senate Clerk's Desk, Olivia Renee Bowers 2020 Western Kentucky University

A Visual Analysis Of The U.S. Senate Clerk's Desk, Olivia Renee Bowers

Documents

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A Desk's Tale, Olivia Bowers 2020 Western Kentucky University

A Desk's Tale, Olivia Bowers

Documents

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The Lives Of Clements Hall, Thomas Park 2020 Southern Methodist University

The Lives Of Clements Hall, Thomas Park

SMU Journal of Undergraduate Research

Clements Hall has occupied a central place on Southern Methodist University’s campus, both physically and socially, since the campus’ inception in 1915. Initially a women’s dormitory, it was later used by men after the construction of the Virginia and Snider dormitories. It included a dining space, a kitchen, and apartments for President Hyer and his family. In its time as a residential building, it housed engineering students, the football team, and briefly members of the Navy V-12 program. After complaints in the late 1950s, plans were made to renovate the building for use as classrooms and administrative space ...


Somewhere Between Distance And Intimacy: Vija Celmins In California 1962-1981, Jessie Lebowitz 2020 CUNY Hunter College

Somewhere Between Distance And Intimacy: Vija Celmins In California 1962-1981, Jessie Lebowitz

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

During her nineteen years spent in California (1962-81), the young Vija Celmins formulated a distinct landscape informed by California’s physical topography as well as the stylistic and materialistic advances resulting from the city’s newfound cultural awakening. With an intimate technical application, Celmins engages viewers with the spatial and optical facets of desert, sea, and sky.


Foster Rhodes Jackson And The Visual Conquest Of The West, Eve Kaufman 2020 Claremont Colleges

Foster Rhodes Jackson And The Visual Conquest Of The West, Eve Kaufman

Scripps Senior Theses

Colonizers settled the Los Angeles and the Southern California region in part by using Modernism’s visual rhetoric and propagandic implications during the time of suburban sprawl. Suburban sprawl refers to the mass single family home development which took place from the 1920[1]s until now but peaked from the 1970s to the 1990s. Los Angeles sprawl grew particularly in the 1950[2]s as soldiers returned from WWII. It was a way for middle class white families to accrue generational wealth and follow through on the American Dream[3].

The primary result however disenfranchised already marginalized groups. This ...


The Public And The Personal: Mapping The Nyc Subway System As An Urban Memoryscape, Soledad O. Tejada 2020 Yale University

The Public And The Personal: Mapping The Nyc Subway System As An Urban Memoryscape, Soledad O. Tejada

Library Map Prize

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How Lonely The City Stands: Catholic Architecture, Religious Culture, And Suburbanization In Twentieth-Century Chicagoland, D Scott Szpisjak 2020 Vassar College

How Lonely The City Stands: Catholic Architecture, Religious Culture, And Suburbanization In Twentieth-Century Chicagoland, D Scott Szpisjak

Senior Capstone Projects

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Woven From Nothing: Analysis Of Fiber Sculpture Of Mother Teaching Daughter To Weave And The Role Of Weaving In Chancay Culture, Tori Teague 2019 Kennesaw State University

Woven From Nothing: Analysis Of Fiber Sculpture Of Mother Teaching Daughter To Weave And The Role Of Weaving In Chancay Culture, Tori Teague

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

The Chancay culture of the Late Intermediate Period, spanning c. 1000-1476 CE, emphasized the importance of death and ritual through woven works, specifically their fiber sculptures. These sculptures often depicted the medium in which they were created, featuring figures commonly identified as female weaving with backstrap looms. My primary resources for this topic include digital images of woven Latin American indigenous artworks, information from the museums that house the works, scholarly journals, and my own observation. I noticed that, by focusing on weaving scenes, the Chancay people reassert their beliefs as well as the spiritual nature of this craft. Weaving ...


Arth 1104 Art Of The Us, Syllabus, Fall 2019, Martha Hagood 2019 CUNY New York City College of Technology

Arth 1104 Art Of The Us, Syllabus, Fall 2019, Martha Hagood

Open Educational Resources

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Economic Provenance: The Financial Analysis Of Art Historical Records, Amy C. Whitaker 2019 New York University

Economic Provenance: The Financial Analysis Of Art Historical Records, Amy C. Whitaker

Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies

The Leo Castelli Gallery launched pivotal mid-twentieth-century artistic careers, including those of Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg. Although well-studied for its artistic impact, the Castelli archives—as well as those of other gallery artists such as Frank Stella and early collectors such as Burton and Emily Hall Tremaine—include a curious trove of artists’ financial records and related correspondence. This paper argues that these records form an “economic provenance” that is important both to both art market analysis and art history. This economic context is sometimes overlooked because of the contested relationship between art and markets. In this context, the ...


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