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The Aids Memorial Quilt: Performing Memory, Piecing Action, Gregg Stull Jul 2001

The Aids Memorial Quilt: Performing Memory, Piecing Action, Gregg Stull

Theatre and Dance

The history of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, over forty thousand quilt panels to memorialize those who have died of AIDS, is examined. Topics include the conception of the memorial idea in San Francisco, CA, in 1985, a display of the quilt at the National Mall in Washington D.C., the continual growth in the size of the quilt, and efforts at conserving the quilt panels.


Trends. The Idolatry Of Ignorance And Iconoclasm: Notes On The Taliban, Editor Mar 2001

Trends. The Idolatry Of Ignorance And Iconoclasm: Notes On The Taliban, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The New York Times has reported that at least some Taliban authorities have directed that all statues in Afghanistan--including those commonly viewed as priceless exemplars of cultural (largely Buddhist) heritage and as treasures--be destroyed. The Taliban's rationale--that these statues have been used as idols and deities by non-Islamic believers and may be turned into idols in the future--is largely discussed in the context of leading to a global cultural catastrophe, as an unacceptable decision, as gratuitous vandalism, as exemplifying a rigid ignorance deserving unique contempt and disgust.


The Language Of Art: A Conversation Between Henri Matisse And Pablo Picasso, Marisa Jones Hooser Jan 2001

The Language Of Art: A Conversation Between Henri Matisse And Pablo Picasso, Marisa Jones Hooser

Theses, Dissertations and Capstones

This study focuses on the dialog between Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso and lays a unique groundwork for instructors in Discipline-Based art education (DBAE). Using two artists, rather than one, it reveals the importance of the basic art elements in a comparative analysis and stylistic variation of both. The art of Matisse and Picasso was intertwined even before their first meeting as it continued to be even after Matisse’s death. It is popular belief that Matisse and his work influenced Picasso’s career, but surprisingly little attention has focused on the influence of Picasso on Matisse’s work or ...