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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 ...


One Artist’S Experimental Approach To Sculpture, John J. Smith Iv Jan 1978

One Artist’S Experimental Approach To Sculpture, John J. Smith Iv

Masters Theses

This paper is intended to reflect the creative sensibilities of one artist-scientist as he experiments with media and his perceptions of nature as an approach to growth. His philosophy revolves around the relationship of his experience, his natural instinctive sensibilities, their affection upon his intuition, and the resulting creative process. The stimuli for the process are found in the natural realm around him whether perceived scientifically or artistically. Due to the intrinsic nature of the creative phenomenon, it is very difficult for the artist to separate the scientific and artistic modes from the naturalistic or experiential stimuli. So he goes ...


Cone 5 - 6 Crystalline Glazes, Barry W. Kishpaugh Jan 1978

Cone 5 - 6 Crystalline Glazes, Barry W. Kishpaugh

Masters Theses

The purpose for this research was to develop cone 5-6 crystalline glazes which will provide the potter with well-formed and large-sized crystals.

This firing range was selected for two reasons. First, very little information is available on crystalline glazes at this temperature range; and secondly, an attempt at conserving energy is being made by firing at this lower temperature.

Data obtained through this crystal research was gained via a series of 10 test firings. The kiln used for the testings and developing of the firing schedule for the Cones 5-6 crystal glazes was a Unique Kilns Model 2430, having a ...


Personal Experimentation In Drawing, Bennie L. Drake Jr. Jan 1978

Personal Experimentation In Drawing, Bennie L. Drake Jr.

Masters Theses

In order to have a true understanding of art there must first be some knowledge of the development as well as of the artist himself. The artist and his work are one but must be looked at from different angles; beginning with the work itself and realizing that the artist creates to satisfy some need or desire which stems from some religious or social beliefs.

When doing comparative resource study, I attemped to combine the drawing skills of extablished artist; such as Walter Campbell, Herbert Railton, Willy Pogany and Aubrey Breadsley in order to improve and express my inner thoughts ...


Investigations On The Altered Plane As A Creative Element In The Visual Arts, Stephen J.T. Powell Jan 1978

Investigations On The Altered Plane As A Creative Element In The Visual Arts, Stephen J.T. Powell

Masters Theses

This is primarily a report of personal investigation by the author though some relevant references are used.

The work is divided into two parts representing two conceptions of the altered image bearing plane.

Essential to both conceptions is the use of the image bearing plane for its creative potential, rather than as a passive image support.

The modulated plane as image producer is discussed in part one with reference to its use for literal imagery and self derived imagery. Also mentioned are related printmaking, papermaking, plastic forming, and additive low relief techniques.

Part two deals with spatially related planes as ...


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 ...


Three American Women Artists, Cynthia Lenore Stansil Jan 1977

Three American Women Artists, Cynthia Lenore Stansil

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


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 ...


The Three-Dimensional Image Of Chance, Calvin Alexander Mcfarlane Jan 1977

The Three-Dimensional Image Of Chance, Calvin Alexander Mcfarlane

Masters Theses

In order to create a work of art that has, for an unknown observer, as great a variety of meanings and interpretations as possible; the work must be of the sort that will allow any random observer to project their own experience into the work as its meaning and/or interpretation. The work of art created must present to the viewer a rich experience of mutually exclusive associations. For the work to be unlimited in associations, it must be free from any intentionally representative imagery on the part of the artist. In other words, the work should be abstract to ...


A Philosophy Of Art, Robert Erickson Jan 1977

A Philosophy Of Art, Robert Erickson

Masters Theses

There is no universally accepted concept of the nature of art. Many are contented in believing that it is just some mystical quality. However, I believe that art is a basic human trait which has evolved over millions of years. This paper shall explain my own belief as to the evolution of art and how it is used by myself and other artists.

That which we believe to be true is a product of our individual experiences. In technology, religion, and in art there are no universal truths. All human beings percieve the world in different ways.

Two billion years ...


Cold Connections As Used By The Metalsmith And Sculptor, Deborah A. Rohr Jan 1977

Cold Connections As Used By The Metalsmith And Sculptor, Deborah A. Rohr

Masters Theses

Metal may be joined to metal and non-metal materials by many techniques. It is my intent to discuss one group of such techniques--that of cold connections, and illustrate them with art works. Although there are many types of cold connections, this study will concentrate on the use of rivets, screws, bolts, adhesives, nails and wire as cold connectors.

A proper definition for cold connection is attachment of one piece of material to another piece of material without use of heat.

Historical reference of the uses of cold connections by prehistoric man, early civilizations of man, through modern times is included ...


Ruth Twigg Carr: A Visual Interpretation, Belinda Carr Beccue Jan 1976

Ruth Twigg Carr: A Visual Interpretation, Belinda Carr Beccue

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Fibers And Fabrics In Stuffed Sculpture, Carol Ann Haskell Kessler Jan 1976

Fibers And Fabrics In Stuffed Sculpture, Carol Ann Haskell Kessler

Masters Theses

This thesis is a report of my experiences with fibers and fabrics in producing sculptural forms. They begin with my use of fibers in unstuffed sculpture and proceed to the use of stuffing materials in many varieties. To give an historical perspective, included are a number of related works, both primitive and recent. For the purpose of critical analysis, each sculptural form is pictorially presented and discussed.


The Pottery Industry Of Tazewell County, Illinois, Alice Ann Reif Jan 1975

The Pottery Industry Of Tazewell County, Illinois, Alice Ann Reif

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Steel Sketch In Monumental Scale, Ronald James Gregoire Jan 1975

The Steel Sketch In Monumental Scale, Ronald James Gregoire

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


The Use Of Fiber To Create Sculptural Forms, Christine Danner Jan 1975

The Use Of Fiber To Create Sculptural Forms, Christine Danner

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Collagraphy: A Synthesis Of Color And Texture, Maralyn Mencarini Jan 1975

Collagraphy: A Synthesis Of Color And Texture, Maralyn Mencarini

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Linoleum Printmaking: Its Various Methods, Judd Eugene Caraker Jan 1975

Linoleum Printmaking: Its Various Methods, Judd Eugene Caraker

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Metal As A Decorative And Structural Element In Wood Sculpture, Gordon F. Disharoon Jan 1975

Metal As A Decorative And Structural Element In Wood Sculpture, Gordon F. Disharoon

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Acrylic Sheet In Combination With Other Plastics As A Personal Art Form, Olga K. Durham Jan 1974

Acrylic Sheet In Combination With Other Plastics As A Personal Art Form, Olga K. Durham

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Symbolic Meaning In The Objects Of Robert Rauschenburg And Jasper Johns, Jacqueline Crouch Jan 1974

Symbolic Meaning In The Objects Of Robert Rauschenburg And Jasper Johns, Jacqueline Crouch

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 ...


The Adaptability Of Aluminum-Plate Lithography To Eastern Illinois University, Nancy Sue Jones Jan 1974

The Adaptability Of Aluminum-Plate Lithography To Eastern Illinois University, Nancy Sue Jones

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


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.


Eight Teacher-Potters, Bob Daugherty Jan 1974

Eight Teacher-Potters, Bob Daugherty

Masters Theses

This paper presents a survey of statements and the works of eight teacher-potters in Illinois. The works range from simple functional ware to funk art objects. The firing temperatures range from low fire white ware to high fire salt. The styles of the work are many; the philosophies of the work varied; and techniques of the work are diversified; but common to each work is its creation from idea to actuality by the teacher-potter. Beyond depicting the work, the paper attempts to establish the teacher-potter who created the work by showing photographs of him and by presenting his ideas and ...


Sculpture Through Interchangeable Boxes, Dale Wisniewski Jan 1974

Sculpture Through Interchangeable Boxes, Dale Wisniewski

Masters Theses

The objective of this paper is to focus attention on the versatility of the solid geometric box and its variations as utilized by the author in creating a multitude ot interchangeable sculpture from a single set of boxes. The intent of the artist, in using the box, was to create a set of boxes which could be arranged in a variety of positions to become at each time a unique and valid sculpture. For purposes of this paper the term box will be used to denote structures comprising three dimensions with opposite sides being parallel and adjacent sides at right ...


Experience As Art Form, Karen Karabasz Jan 1974

Experience As Art Form, Karen Karabasz

Masters Theses

No abstract provided.


Reconstruction Of Childhood Nostalgia Using Mixed Media, William H. Christ Jr. Jan 1974

Reconstruction Of Childhood Nostalgia Using Mixed Media, William H. Christ Jr.

Masters Theses

The subject of children and adults within spatial environments in two and three dimension, all are included to form the basis of this thesis projects. The paper describes the subject matter by means of procedures, references, and methods of presentation.

Chapter I explains the overall problems, the materials incorporated, and shows actual photographs of the work. Chapter II provides historical precedents relevant to the topic chosen. Chapter III involves a presentation which uses three separate aspects inviting the spectator to join in and by participating relate to each experience in his or her own way.