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Nostalgia And The Repair Of Place: A Nativity Scene In St. Peter's Square, Sarah Stanbury Apr 2014

Nostalgia And The Repair Of Place: A Nativity Scene In St. Peter's Square, Sarah Stanbury

English Department Faculty Scholarship

This essay explores the presepe, an important form of traditional religious Italian dioramic art depicting the Nativity. In particular, it examines the presepe designed by Francesco Artese as part of a broader reflection on Italian nativity scenes as imagined cultural landscapes and installation art.


Competing Concepts Of Culture: Irish Art At The 1924 Paris Olympic Games, Claire A. Culleton Jan 2014

Competing Concepts Of Culture: Irish Art At The 1924 Paris Olympic Games, Claire A. Culleton

English Publications

Art Competitions formed part of the modern Olympic Games during its early years. From 1912-1948, art contests were featured in Summer Games in Stockholm (1912), Antwerp (1920), Paris (1924), Amsterdam (1928), Los Angeles (1932), Berlin (1936) and London (1948), where artists competed for medals in the categories of painting, architecture, literature, music, and sculpting. Ireland competed in four of those summer games, and a total of thirty-one Irish artists (twenty-one men/ten women, most of them members of the Royal Hibernian Academy or the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art) participated in nine separate art contests and submitted forty-three works for ...


Robert Smithson, Gary Shapiro Jan 2014

Robert Smithson, Gary Shapiro

Philosophy Faculty Publications

Smithson, Robert (1938-1973), a prominent U.S. artist, original critic, and theorist, is known for the Spiral Jetty (1970) in Utah's Great Salt Lake and other earthworks. He was a continuing influence and significant voice with respect to environmental art and postmodernism, introduced concepts such as entropy and geological time into the making and discussion of art, and focused on the intertwining of text and visual structure or surface.