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So This Is Progress, Edmondson?, Simon William Edmondson Jan 1986

So This Is Progress, Edmondson?, Simon William Edmondson

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Post Object Art And Sociological Influences On The Internal Processes Of Art Making, Steve Havens Jan 1983

Post Object Art And Sociological Influences On The Internal Processes Of Art Making, Steve Havens

Masters Theses

The purpose of this thesis is to discuss how external sociological factors inevitably have a profound effect on current art.

Much great art has been created against the flow of what is critically "popular" or "fashionable," but as these external factors become more prominent so the art work produced inevitably suffers.

The exhibition of Frank Stella's black and aluminum paintings at the turn of the 60's, in my own opinion, provided something of a landmark in the history of art. These works, in all their stark, flat, geometric nakedness denied both "form" and "content." They bare no illusions ...


The Photograph And Superrealism, Christopher Stokes Jan 1982

The Photograph And Superrealism, Christopher Stokes

Masters Theses

In 1968 an exhibition entitled "Realism Now" was held at Vassar College under the direction of Linda Nochlin, a noted art historian and professor at the school. The exhibition sought to present a cross-view of recent American painting in the realistic mode. Included in the catalog were twenty-five artists including Jack Beal, Robert Bechtle, Richard Estes, Alex Katz, Alfred Leslie, Malcom Morely and Philip Pearlstein, as well as many other artists who, at the time, were relatively unknown. The exhibition generated a great deal of attention, not only because of its recognition of contemporary representational painting as an influential movement ...


The Photograph And Photo-Realism In Painting, Nancy G. Odom Jan 1981

The Photograph And Photo-Realism In Painting, Nancy G. Odom

Masters Theses

This thesis is an attempt to substantiate the legitimacy of the photograph as a source and aid to painters.

Chapter 1. reviews various artists and major art movements of the Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries influenced by the photograph. Since the invention of photography in 1839, artists such as Manet, Delacroix, Corot, Degas, Picasso, and Dali have used photographs as a source of inspiration and help in achieving the qualities they desired in their paintings. Most major art movements since the middle 1800's were influenced in some way by the various developments of the camera and photography.

Photo-Realism, a style ...


Painting From Photographs, Judith A. Poynter Jan 1981

Painting From Photographs, Judith A. Poynter

Masters Theses

Based on the premise that all paintings should be derived from what can be visually observed at length, this paper explores the use of photographs as a painting aid to the artist. The paper has three main sections. The first section contains historical data, the second contains advantages in using photographic assists, and the third contains personal experiments by the author.

The paper incorporates a brief survey of twenty-five major artists who have worked from photographs with the benefits they obtained from this approach. The artists surveyed were from the seventeenth through the twentieth century.

The second section of the ...


The Influence Of Structural Painters On My Work, Susan Crotchett Jan 1981

The Influence Of Structural Painters On My Work, Susan Crotchett

Masters Theses

The purpose of this thesis is to analyze influence exerted on my painting by Charles Sheeler and Edward Hopper, and to pursue the development of my work.

In the first two sections of the thesis brief overviews of the work of Sheeler and Hopper are presented. Sheeler, classified as a Precisionist, was drawn to paint in a precise, sharp-edged, hard surfaced style that was itself machine-like in character. Edward Hopper, painting at the same time as Sheeler, was not classified as a Precisionist, but his art contains many of the same elements. Though he did not paint in a sharp-edged ...


Photo Realism, Maureen A. Howe Jan 1980

Photo Realism, Maureen A. Howe

Masters Theses

Photo Realism is the principal term used throughout this paper. I use this specific terminology, Photo Realism, so as not to confuse it with Super Realism, Sharp Focus Realism or Hard Edge Realism. True, many of these Realisms all mean the impecable clarity of subject matter, but, for my purpose, I am continually using Photo Realism to make it evident that a photograph was rendered to achieve an end result.

Using predominantly contemporary Photo Realists' beliefs and opinions as my main resource material, comparisons were made of their unique styles so as to present the various uses of the photograph ...


Expressionism For Painting Sports, John T. Graves Jan 1980

Expressionism For Painting Sports, John T. Graves

Masters Theses

This thesis is an attempt to show that the Expressionistic style of painting lends itself to the Sports figure. The action and dynamic movement of the athlete can be easily portrayed by the slashing strokes and boldly suggested forms of Expressionism. By painting in this style the "feelings and emotions" of an event may be sensed. Sometimes the form is obviously exaggerated to emphasize this emotional quality or mood.

This paper discusses and illustrates the work of several sports artists who use Expressionism for their style of work. Leroy Neiman is probably the most famous of these, having worked for ...


The Work Of Brian Sullan In Relation To Contemporary Non-Objective Painting, 1979-1980, Brian Sullan Jan 1980

The Work Of Brian Sullan In Relation To Contemporary Non-Objective Painting, 1979-1980, Brian Sullan

Masters Theses

The purpose of this thesis is to explain my current body of work in terms of both personal interpretation and by means of relating it to ideas associated with a modern philosophy in painting that focuses on the relationships between the formal elements of line, space, color, and form, called "non-objective" painting. Painting becomes a statement about itself and the way in which paint is manipulated over a given surface. By disregarding traditional concepts of painting, the artist comes into contact with his emotions in a more direct way.

The first half of the paper is devoted to an explanation ...


The Photograph As A Model In Painting, Denise Dale Plumlee Jan 1979

The Photograph As A Model In Painting, Denise Dale Plumlee

Masters Theses

No abstract provided by author.


Influences On The Collage Of Ken Brewer, Ken Brewer Jan 1979

Influences On The Collage Of Ken Brewer, Ken Brewer

Masters Theses

The purpose of this thesis is to analyze influences exerted on the collage of Ken Brewer by Kurt Schwitters, Robert Rauschenberg, and Alberto Burri, to explain the evolution of Brewer's work, and to serve as a source of ideas for others attempting to work in collage.

In the first three sections of the thesis brief overviews of the work of Schwitters, Rauschenberg, and Burri are presented. Schwitters, a member of the dada school of art, was a pioneer in the use of collage as an art form. He, like other dada artists, rejected the social and artistic values of ...


The Ritual Of Torero, Harbert J. Jones Jan 1979

The Ritual Of Torero, Harbert J. Jones

Masters Theses

The thesis project is to describe the art of bullfighting as a ritual. I discuss term and principles which are pertinent to me, and as a means of artistic self-analysis. The thesis project is to allow an exploration into a traditional form of painting which is a challenge and of practical value to me. In part, the reasoning and mechanics are to be solved. Beginning with the origin of the bullfight I describe the evolutionary state of human courage against animal force. The Spanish had a tremendous influence on the modern art of bullfighting on foot. The difficult thing is ...


Paint Application: Theories And Techniques, Nancy King Mertz Jan 1977

Paint Application: Theories And Techniques, Nancy King Mertz

Masters Theses

Is art an inborn source of power or do daily experiences create artistic drives? I am strongly convinced there are biological forces creating these urges in all of us. Many of us, however, are denied the free expression of artistic impulse because of our compulsion toward the social concept of normality; the creative impulses are ignored until, finally, the ability and urge completely diminish.

However, states Joyce Cary, "Those of us who obtain solitude in thought, create freedom of mind; each of us is compelled to form our own ideas of things." If we wish to convey these ideas or ...


Objectivity And New Realist Painting, Jacky Palman Jan 1977

Objectivity And New Realist Painting, Jacky Palman

Masters Theses

This thesis describes the methods of New Realist painting ( also known as Sharp-Focus Realism, Photo-Realism, Super Realism and Hyper-Realism ) and its philosophy of objectivity behind the photographic approach and the choice of subject-matter. It also points out that this aim for total objectivity is ultimately unattainable.

A definition of New Realism in painting follows in Chapter One, which also deals with the factors separating it from other photographically realistic styles - the primary distinction being the constant striving of New Realism for complete objectivity.

Chapter Two deals with the influences responsible for the emergence of New Realism. Pop Art made it ...


Selected Poems Of Abdul Ghafar Ibrahim, Abdul Ghafar Ibrahim Jan 1977

Selected Poems Of Abdul Ghafar Ibrahim, Abdul Ghafar Ibrahim

Masters Theses

Is poetry art or is art poetry? Or what is poetry? What is art? There is art in creating poetry. And there are the poetic elements in creating painting/any form of art.

I have been involved in writing poetry since I was in high school. My first poem was published in 1965. During that time I also received formal training in art. Writing poetry to me then was only putting together words and phrases into ideas and stories. And painting to me at that time was selecting and juxtaposing colors into beautiful pictures on canvas.

Man changes in ideas ...


Beyond Noah's Arc, Ten Panel Polyptych, Dennis D. Berger Jan 1974

Beyond Noah's Arc, Ten Panel Polyptych, Dennis D. Berger

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The "Illuminusion" Concept, Ray Murman Jan 1974

The "Illuminusion" Concept, Ray Murman

Masters Theses

My intention in painting and drawing is to demonstrate luminous effects in an atmospheric field.

In painting, attention is directed to various color impressions. A color may be perceived as iridescent, metallic, filmy, voluminous, hard, etc. Also, an overall tinted atmosphere establishes a misty field in which these color impressions are displayed. A systematically prepared palette of adjusted colors is then formed. The idea is a planned color effect transforming design elements.

In drawing, light and dark contrast control sets the illumination character. Various graphitic media are used to render atmospheric perspective and delineate objects in space. Impressions of texture ...


The Photo-Image: Its Transformation And Reformation, John Lim Jan 1974

The Photo-Image: Its Transformation And Reformation, John Lim

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


A Comparative Analysis Of Selected Twentieth Century Watercolorists, Bonnie L. Ferguson Jan 1974

A Comparative Analysis Of Selected Twentieth Century Watercolorists, Bonnie L. Ferguson

Masters Theses

My objectives in writing this paper were to research selected watercolorists whose work I admire and whose work bears a relationship to my own, and to make a comparative analysis. In the process of research, I found that not all of the work of the artists I had chosen related totally to my own, but there was at least one of the basic elements that did apply. I wanted to learn from looking at their work and reading about their philosophies. That I did; and it has stimulated in me many thoughts and plans, wishes to try some of their ...


Landscapes Unique: Manuscripts To Paranoics, Mark Alan Trumper Jan 1973

Landscapes Unique: Manuscripts To Paranoics, Mark Alan Trumper

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


A Survey Of Sport As An Art Form, R. Garey Hodge Jan 1973

A Survey Of Sport As An Art Form, R. Garey Hodge

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Social Comment In Art, Robert David Griffith Jan 1972

Social Comment In Art, Robert David Griffith

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


My Magic Moonscapes, Larry Karch Jan 1972

My Magic Moonscapes, Larry Karch

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Edvard Munch: Motifs And Motivations, Gordon Moffett Jan 1972

Edvard Munch: Motifs And Motivations, Gordon Moffett

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Dynamics Of Figure Ground Relationships When The Ground Is Emphasized, Russell Dean Benjamin Jan 1971

The Dynamics Of Figure Ground Relationships When The Ground Is Emphasized, Russell Dean Benjamin

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


A Study On The Concept And The Painting Of Trees In Art, Charles F. Linderman Jan 1971

A Study On The Concept And The Painting Of Trees In Art, Charles F. Linderman

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


A Comparative Study Of The Concept Of Man As Revealed In The Works Of Certain Contemporary Painters, Larry S. Barnfield Jan 1967

A Comparative Study Of The Concept Of Man As Revealed In The Works Of Certain Contemporary Painters, Larry S. Barnfield

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


A Painting Style Derived From Action Painting And Calligraphy, Renee Collie Jan 1966

A Painting Style Derived From Action Painting And Calligraphy, Renee Collie

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Symbol Of The Bull As An Art Form, Gary L. Noffke Jan 1966

The Symbol Of The Bull As An Art Form, Gary L. Noffke

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Musical Motif In Painting, Jerry A. Martin Jan 1964

The Musical Motif In Painting, Jerry A. Martin

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.