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Value And Hidden Cost In André Breton’S Surrealist Collection, Katharine Conley 2015 College of William and Mary

Value And Hidden Cost In André Breton’S Surrealist Collection, Katharine Conley

Arts & Sciences Articles

A key aspect of surrealist practice involved the collection of objects from near and far, of high and low value, objects found and purchased, natural or manmade, fashioned by themselves, their friends, or craftspeople from the Pacific Islands or the Pacific Northwest mingled with paintings by themselves and their friends along with such established artists and writers from previous generations as Henri Rousseau, Paul Gaugin, Paul Cézanne, Victor Hugo, and Gustave Moreau.1 They revived the baroque appetite for collecting things from around the world typical of the Age of Discovery as a way of expanding their own appreciation and ...


Ecotones, Chas Schroeder 2015 Claremont Graduate University

Ecotones, Chas Schroeder

CGU MFA Theses

My work explores the intersection of pastoral, urban and idiosyncratic visions. It may reveal the aesthetic and emotional possibilities inherent in the broad-ranging subjects I employ: game animals, advertising, colonialism, love, numerals, textiles, drugs, abstraction, competitive sports, displacement, architecture, gender-bending, civil-rights movements, transgressive literature, social media, indigenous peoples, graphic design, glamour, fashion, hip-hop, rock-n-roll, graffiti, cowboy, exhibitionism and other niche cultures in America. Pieces emerge intuitively via personal narrative and lodged memories as guides. The disjunctive compositions are a breed of contemporary formalism mated with abstraction.


Mdocs Newsletter-2015-03-06, 1.9, Jordana Dym, Sam Grant 17, Sasha Abramowitz 15, Jasmyn Elise Story 15 2015 Skidmore College

Mdocs Newsletter-2015-03-06, 1.9, Jordana Dym, Sam Grant 17, Sasha Abramowitz 15, Jasmyn Elise Story 15

MDOCS Publications

No abstract provided.


Vida Americana, 1919-1921. Redes Conceptuales En Torno A Un Proyecto Trans-Continental De Vanguardia, Natalia de la Rosa 2015 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Vida Americana, 1919-1921. Redes Conceptuales En Torno A Un Proyecto Trans-Continental De Vanguardia, Natalia De La Rosa

Artl@s Bulletin

Este artículo analiza los orígenes cosmopolitas de la revista Vida-Americana, organizada en 1921 por el pintor mexicano David Alfaro Siqueiros. Se reflexiona sobre el concepto de universalismo y clasicismo artístico señalando las conexiones que Siqueiros tuvo en Barcelona con Joan Salvat-Papasseit, Joaquín Torres-García, Rafael Barradas, Diego Rivera, Marius de Zayas y Élie Faure. El estudio explica la alternativa que Siqueiros señaló para el desarrollo de nuevos centros de producción artística en América. El estudio presenta la unificación continental que el artista ideó desde la reflexión del impacto tecnológico en la modernidad, tomando como base la realización del dibujo Retrato del ...


Crossing The Atlantic: Emilio Pettoruti's Italian Immersion, Lauren A. Kaplan 2015 CUNY Graduate Center

Crossing The Atlantic: Emilio Pettoruti's Italian Immersion, Lauren A. Kaplan

Artl@s Bulletin

The painter Emilio Pettoruti (1892-1971) was born to Italian parents in the Argentine province of La Plata. In 1913, he sailed to Florence for artistic training and remained in Europe for eleven years. This article focuses on this formative stint, during which Pettoruti studied Quattrocento masters, conferred with Italian Futurists, and met French Cubists. Ultimately, the painter became a paragon of civiltá italiana, a cosmopolitan culture born in Italy but meant for global dissemination. Upon returning to Buenos Aires in 1924, he exposing the Argentine public to this culture, strengthening the already robust bond between the two countries.


Voz Alta: The Sound Of A Collective Memory, Sarah E. Kleinman 2015 Virginia Commonwealth University

Voz Alta: The Sound Of A Collective Memory, Sarah E. Kleinman

Graduate Research Posters

Voz Alta is a participatory, voice-activated public light installation designed by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer as a memorial for the Tlatelolco massacre, which occurred on October 2, 1968 in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas in Tlatelolco, Mexico. In the Plaza, Lozano-Hemmer has synchronized a megaphone with a 10 kW Xenon robotic searchlight. As each participant speaks into the megaphone, the searchlight shines to the uppermost floor of the towering Centro Cultural Tlatelolco (CCT) building where three additional searchlights instantaneously strobe, dim, and brighten, illuminating the nocturnal landscape in horizontally fixed, tangential beams. Although the aesthetic, social, historical, and political aspects of ...


Alternate Possibilities: Reimagining The Rothko Chapel, Katie Lee Kisiel 2015 University of Colorado at Boulder

Alternate Possibilities: Reimagining The Rothko Chapel, Katie Lee Kisiel

Art History Theses & Dissertations

The Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas, has long been recognized as a spiritual landmark and symbol of American postwar modern art. Blurring the boundaries between what is commonly considered sacred and secular, the Rothko Chapel functions as a space for non-denominational worship, private contemplation and meditation, a center for civic action, and as a showcase of the late work of Abstract Expressionist painter, Mark Rothko. The fourteen massive paintings that adorn the chapel space are renowned for their dark and ominous shades of maroon and black. What most visitors to the site do not know, there are six additional panels ...


‘Fuchsia Lipstick’: The Domestication Of Lee Krasner In Post-War Criticism, Aleisha E. Barton 2015 Lawrence University

‘Fuchsia Lipstick’: The Domestication Of Lee Krasner In Post-War Criticism, Aleisha E. Barton

Richard A. Harrison Symposium

After the Second World War, the art world shifted from Europe to New York and a new form of painting that defined itself as distinctly American demanded attention from the public. This style, abstract expressionism, created an inability to survey clear subject matter allowed critics to imply gendered metaphorical resonances within works, as meanings were fluid and inconclusive to the viewer. Coupled with instability in the social sphere, artistic abstraction served as motivation for critics to seek out gendered aspects within an artwork, identifying and constructing difference to preserve order and control in a society that had dramatically changed from ...


Speed And Convulsive Beauty: Trains And The Historic Avant-Garde, Marylaura Papalas 2015 East Carolina University

Speed And Convulsive Beauty: Trains And The Historic Avant-Garde, Marylaura Papalas

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

The train, an invention and evocative symbol of the 19th century, somewhat ironically continued to fascinate avant-garde artists and writers of the 20th century, when faster and more exciting modes of transportation were in use. Locomotive imagery in Italian futurism and French surrealism, however, demonstrates a lasting fascination with speed, locomotive space, and their effect on perceptions of reality. Considering the work of more recent theorists like Paul Virilio, Michel Foucault, and various others who have contributed to the growing field of mobility studies, this paper aims to understand the persisting presence of the train as a symbol ...


Modernism And Authority : Picasso And His Milieu Around 1900, Charles J. Palermo 2015 College of William and Mary

Modernism And Authority : Picasso And His Milieu Around 1900, Charles J. Palermo

Arts & Sciences Books

Modernism and Authority presents a provocative new take on the early paintings of Pablo Picasso and the writings of Guillaume Apollinaire. Charles Palermo argues that references to theology and traditional Christian iconography in the works of Picasso and Apollinaire are not mere symbolic gestures; rather, they are complex responses to the symbolist art and poetry of figures important to them, including Paul Gauguin, Charles Morice, and Santiago Rusiñol. The young Picasso and his contemporaries experienced the challenges of modernity as an attempt to reflect on the lost relation to authority. For the symbolists, art held authority by revealing something compelling ...


Exploration Of Connectivity Between Urban Plaza And Mixed Use Buildings, YOUNGDUK KIM MR 2015 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Exploration Of Connectivity Between Urban Plaza And Mixed Use Buildings, Youngduk Kim Mr

Masters Theses

Urbanization and development of cities is necessary in contemporary society, however, these advancements are also causing urban problems, such as lack of open green space, density problems, traffic problems, and over population.Also, existing buildings are often lacking certain functions that are currently needed since they have been designed in the past. Thus, plaza and mixed used buildings, which are considered as a unit space, are needed to mention for 'publicity' that is a part of urban components as a wide spatial concept. In particular, mixed used buildings as multiply functioned facilities are needed a specific study for 'publicity' and ...


Introduction. From Dada To Infra-Noir: Dada, Surrealism, And Romania, Monique Yaari, Timothy Shipe 2015 Pennsylvania State University

Introduction. From Dada To Infra-Noir: Dada, Surrealism, And Romania, Monique Yaari, Timothy Shipe

Dada/Surrealism

No abstract provided.


The Avant-Garde As Spontaneous Contagion: The Case Of Bucharest, Petre Răileanu 2015 University of Iowa

The Avant-Garde As Spontaneous Contagion: The Case Of Bucharest, Petre Răileanu

Dada/Surrealism

No abstract provided.


Victor Brauner’S Writing In/At Work: Dada And Surrealist Inventions Of A Picto-Poet, Camille Morando 2015 MNAM-CCi, Centre Pompidou

Victor Brauner’S Writing In/At Work: Dada And Surrealist Inventions Of A Picto-Poet, Camille Morando

Dada/Surrealism

No abstract provided.


Perahim, Édouard Jaguer 2015 University of Iowa

Perahim, Édouard Jaguer

Dada/Surrealism

No abstract provided.


Bucharest, Capital Of Automatism: The 1940s Surrealist Group, Iulian Toma 2015 Brock University

Bucharest, Capital Of Automatism: The 1940s Surrealist Group, Iulian Toma

Dada/Surrealism

No abstract provided.


Cubomania: Gherasim Luca And Non-Oedipal Collage, Krzysztof Fijalkowski 2015 Norwich University of the Arts

Cubomania: Gherasim Luca And Non-Oedipal Collage, Krzysztof Fijalkowski

Dada/Surrealism

No abstract provided.


Paul Păun’S Brevet Lovaj: Unpacking The Moment – June 1945, Monique Yaari 2015 Pennsylvania State University

Paul Păun’S Brevet Lovaj: Unpacking The Moment – June 1945, Monique Yaari

Dada/Surrealism

No abstract provided.


Dialectical Despair: Gherasim Luca, Gellu Naum, And The Hazards Of A Non-Oedipal Life, Catherine Hansen 2015 American University of Beirut

Dialectical Despair: Gherasim Luca, Gellu Naum, And The Hazards Of A Non-Oedipal Life, Catherine Hansen

Dada/Surrealism

This article looks closely at an argument that took place in the 1940s between the Romanian Surrealists Gherasim Luca and Gellu Naum. This argument centered on the question of whether love can ever act as a transformative social force, or whether it is too fatally embedded within the existing social situation ever to work in this way. In the 40s Luca had just published a series of texts laying out his “anti-oedipal” theory of love and revolutionary action, and Naum responded to this with his sharply critical “Inventatorii banderolei” (The Inventors of the Banderole), which to my knowledge has never ...


Selected Texts, Marcel Janco 2015 University of Iowa

Selected Texts, Marcel Janco

Dada/Surrealism

No abstract provided.


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