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Franz Roh And Visual Juxtaposition In Foto-Auge, Irini Zervas 2018 City University of New York (CUNY)

Franz Roh And Visual Juxtaposition In Foto-Auge, Irini Zervas

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This study of Foto-Auge (1929) is grounded on the approach of Franz Roh and aims to unlock the book’s meaning through an analysis of layout and visual sequence. This thesis also demonstrates how Foto-Auge proclaims photography’s ability not merely to record, but to disrupt any sense of reality in images.


Oscar Brousse Jacobson: The Life And Art Of A Cosmopolitan Cultural Broker, Anne Allbright 2017 Southern Methodist University

Oscar Brousse Jacobson: The Life And Art Of A Cosmopolitan Cultural Broker, Anne Allbright

History Theses and Dissertations

As a graduate student studying art at Yale, Oscar Brousse Jacobson (1882–1966) pinned his career on the hopes of someday opening an art school in the American West. Jacobson was a Swedish immigrant, but he felt a deep connection to the West because he spent much of his youth on a ranch in Kansas and roamed the greater Southwest by horseback during the late 1800s. Jacobson believed that after he completed his graduate studies in New England, he would eventually return West. He planned to bring great works of art, produce his own paintings, instruct young artists, and foster ...


Jared French's State Park: A Contextual Study, Emily Sachar 2017 City University of New York (CUNY)

Jared French's State Park: A Contextual Study, Emily Sachar

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

Jared French's State Park (Whitney Museum of American Art, 1946) uses the language of magic realism in mid-20th-century America, the egg tempera technique of the Quattrocento, and the theories of Carl Jung to explore a variety of themes: homosexuality, family and power. This thesis considers State Park within the contexts of the artist's circle and liaisons with Paul Cadmus and George Tooker; his photography work with Pajama; his friendship with E.M. Forster; and homophobia at mid-century.


Purism And The Object-Type: Tradition And Modernity, Art And Society, Jamie Morra 2017 City University of New York (CUNY)

Purism And The Object-Type: Tradition And Modernity, Art And Society, Jamie Morra

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

This thesis examines the Purist object-type as a formal and social tool in interwar Paris. It’s establishment, definition, and use is analyzed through the work and writings of Amédée Ozenfant, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret and Fernand Léger, via painting as the primary practice, and its further conceptual applications in architecture and film.


Captive Body, Free Mind: Euphrosinia Kersnovskaia, The Gulag, And Art Under Oppression, Laura G. Waters 2017 Gettysburg College

Captive Body, Free Mind: Euphrosinia Kersnovskaia, The Gulag, And Art Under Oppression, Laura G. Waters

Student Publications

This paper examines the art of Euphrosinia Kersnovskaia (1907-1994) as it relates to both the larger experience and narrative of the Soviet Gulag and to the survival of the artist. Larger trends of art made under oppression are used to find reason for such seemingly insignificant acts, and art therapy frameworks provide analytical bases for approach. By looking at such deeply subjective forms of memory and its transcription, individuality and humanity is returned to an inhuman penal system.


Traces Of The (Un)Familiar : Family, Identity, And The Return Of The Repressed In The Photographs Of Ralph Eugene Meatyard., Hunter Martin Kissel 2017 University of Louisville

Traces Of The (Un)Familiar : Family, Identity, And The Return Of The Repressed In The Photographs Of Ralph Eugene Meatyard., Hunter Martin Kissel

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis explores the ways in which photographs by Ralph Eugene Meatyard provoke the uncanny—or Das unheimlich as Freud originally wrote in 1919—by breaking from conventions of mid-twentieth century family photography often utilized to establish and maintain genealogical unity. Meatyard’s photographs of his family and friends are accentuated by blurring techniques, prolonged exposures, and the incorporation of dime-store masks, and as a result depict moments when reality is disrupted by the return of repressed material from childhood. For a multitude of reasons, Meatyard’s photographs elicit comparisons to Surrealist photography as well as certain American modernists who ...


Stavrinaki, Maria. Dada Presentism, Maxwell Hyett, Julian Jason Haladyn 2017 Western University

Stavrinaki, Maria. Dada Presentism, Maxwell Hyett, Julian Jason Haladyn

Dada/Surrealism

No abstract provided.


Notes On Contributors, 2017 University of Iowa

Notes On Contributors

Dada/Surrealism

No abstract provided.


General Editor’S Note, Timothy Shipe 2017 University of Iowa

General Editor’S Note, Timothy Shipe

Dada/Surrealism

No abstract provided.


Writing The Histories Of Dada And Surrealist Exhibitions: Problems And Possibilities, Kathryn M. Floyd 2017 Auburn University

Writing The Histories Of Dada And Surrealist Exhibitions: Problems And Possibilities, Kathryn M. Floyd

Dada/Surrealism

No abstract provided.


Johannes Baader’S Postwar Plasto-Dio-Dada-Drama And German War Exhibitions During World War I, Katharina Hoins 2017 Hamburger Kunsthalle

Johannes Baader’S Postwar Plasto-Dio-Dada-Drama And German War Exhibitions During World War I, Katharina Hoins

Dada/Surrealism

No abstract provided.


Mise-En-Page To Mise-En-Scène: Intersecting Display Strategies In Dada Art Journals And Exhibitions, Emily Hage 2017 Saint Joseph's University

Mise-En-Page To Mise-En-Scène: Intersecting Display Strategies In Dada Art Journals And Exhibitions, Emily Hage

Dada/Surrealism

No abstract provided.


Brides Stripped Bare: Surrealism, The Large Glass, And U.S. Women’S Imaginary Museums, Susan Rosenbaum 2017 University of Georgia

Brides Stripped Bare: Surrealism, The Large Glass, And U.S. Women’S Imaginary Museums, Susan Rosenbaum

Dada/Surrealism

No abstract provided.


The 1940 International Exhibition Of Surrealism: A Cosmopolitan Art Dialogue In Mexico City, Dafne Cruz Porchini, Adriana Ortega Orozco 2017 Centre de Recherche et Documentation sur les Amériques (CREDA)

The 1940 International Exhibition Of Surrealism: A Cosmopolitan Art Dialogue In Mexico City, Dafne Cruz Porchini, Adriana Ortega Orozco

Dada/Surrealism

No abstract provided.


Thirteen Artists In A Tent: Danish Avant-Garde Exhibition Practice During World War Ii, Kerry Greaves 2017 University of Copenhagen

Thirteen Artists In A Tent: Danish Avant-Garde Exhibition Practice During World War Ii, Kerry Greaves

Dada/Surrealism

No abstract provided.


Kurt Schwitters And 27 Senses: Resonances In Norway, England, And Time, Wood Roberdeau 2017 Goldsmiths, University of London

Kurt Schwitters And 27 Senses: Resonances In Norway, England, And Time, Wood Roberdeau

Dada/Surrealism

No abstract provided.


Playing In The Wunderkammer, Jonathan Carson, Rosie Miller 2017 University of Iowa

Playing In The Wunderkammer, Jonathan Carson, Rosie Miller

Dada/Surrealism

No abstract provided.


Circulations, Resémantisations. Le Palimpseste Aporétique, Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel 2017 Ecole normale supérieure. Université de recherche Paris Sciences Lettres.

Circulations, Resémantisations. Le Palimpseste Aporétique, Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel

Artl@s Bulletin

Pourquoi trouve-t-on si peu d’études sur les resémantisations à l’œuvre dans les circulations artistiques ? Pourquoi dispose-t-on encore moins de théorie générale pour comprendre ces resémantisations ? Ce papier, s’interrogeant sur les questions que lève une approche circulatoire de l’histoire de l’art, passe en revue les méthodes et les sources qui peuvent contribuer à y répondre. Qu’est-ce qui porte le sens d’une œuvre d’art ? Comment le sens se constitue-t-il et évolue-t-il selon les temps et les lieux ? Quels sont les facteurs qui le font changer ? Quelles sont les conséquences possibles d’une resémantisation artistique ...


Magie, Terre Et Cri. Les Resémantisations Politiques De L’Œuvre D’Antoni Tàpies Sous Le Franquisme., Claudia Grego 2017 Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris

Magie, Terre Et Cri. Les Resémantisations Politiques De L’Œuvre D’Antoni Tàpies Sous Le Franquisme., Claudia Grego

Artl@s Bulletin

Tout au long de sa carrière, Antoni Tàpies (1923-2012) fut partisan d’un modèle interprétatif qui permit l’appropriation individuelle de ses œuvres. Le peintre fut le défenseur et le bénéficiaire d’un mode de signification du tableau qui n’était ni univoque, ni prédéterminé. Dans cet article, on analysera comment cette ductilité interprétative a permis la resémantisation politique des œuvres de Tàpies pendant l’époque du franquisme (1939-1975). Guidés par une de ses premières créations, Croix de journal (1946 – 1947), nous tracerons les déplacements de ses toiles pour classifier les déclinaisons sémantiques de l’œuvre en trois grandes étapes ...


The Reception Of Modern European Art In Calcutta: A Complex Negotiation (1910s-1940s), Julia Madeleine Trouilloud 2017 Jawaharlal Nehru University

The Reception Of Modern European Art In Calcutta: A Complex Negotiation (1910s-1940s), Julia Madeleine Trouilloud

Artl@s Bulletin

This article analyzes the reception of Modern European Art in Calcutta in the early decades of the twentieth century. In the initial years, the knowledge of the European avant-gardes was limited. It then got rejected as a legitimate source of influence by the Bengal School ideologues close to the nationalist movement. In the early 1930s, the painter Jamini Roy paved the way for a new aesthetics which rejected the Bengal School ideological project and turned to folk arts as models. The style he pioneered naturally appealed to the global modern sensibility. The 1940s are marked by a phase of enthusiasm ...


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