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Drawing From Words, Hannah E. Smith Jan 2001

Drawing From Words, Hannah E. Smith

Senior Scholar Papers

The following report is an account of my growth and exploration as a painter. The project that was the springboard for this exploration was to create a series of paintings inspired by the fiction that I had previously written as a creative writing minor. I felt that writing could be used as a stimulus to create great paintings, and that painting and writing were perhaps more connected than I knew. I wished to pursue this connection through painting because I believed that it might be possible to capture many of the elements of a story on canvas. I looked to ...


Painting Meditation On The Human Form, Hillary Ellen Kane May 1997

Painting Meditation On The Human Form, Hillary Ellen Kane

Senior Scholar Papers

The arching limb of a tree defined a periphery of space from which the gentle curve of a sleeping figure arose in my mind, barely emerging from the surrounding atmosphere (fig. 1). This painting, painted in the fall of 1995, marked my initial interest in the human figure as a subject of formidable intrigue, challenge and inspiration. The human form, by its immediate relationship to a human audience, posed a source of emotive expression and psychological introspection that I felt could strike a resonant cord -in the sensitivity of the viewers. Admiringly poring over the works of Kathe Kollowitz, Gustav ...


Realistic Abstractions, Kenneth Bailey Jan 1995

Realistic Abstractions, Kenneth Bailey

Senior Scholar Papers

This Senior Scholar project has been an attempt to develop an abstract style of representation. My title, "Realistic Abstraction", seems to be a contradiction, but I am using this terminology to refer to the degree of abstraction that I attempted to reach in my work, where the nonobjective elements are equally as important as the representational elements. I used my prior studies in realistic rendering as a starting point in a quest for a higher degree of abstraction than I had been previously using in my art. I wished to maintain an equal sense of reality and abstraction because I ...


Sculptural Inquiry Into Geometric And Organic Forms, Gregory Christopher May 1994

Sculptural Inquiry Into Geometric And Organic Forms, Gregory Christopher

Senior Scholar Papers

In my Senior Scholar project I manipulated simple geometric shapes in an attempt to construct organic forms using transparent planes, created areas, and implied volumes. The sculpture, which was influenced by my interest in the Renaissance, Russian Constructivism, and the Minimalists, can best be divided into five series; each series is identified by a physical and a conceptual change of ideas. The first series focused on the conceptual ideas of each piece and expressed a lack of concern for the physical properties of the objects. The work progressed during the project; the focus of other series shifted from a purely ...


Gravity: A New Play By Greg Belanger, Greg Belanger May 1993

Gravity: A New Play By Greg Belanger, Greg Belanger

Senior Scholar Papers

Gravity was first performed at Strider Theatre, Colby College in Waterville, Maine. It was directed by the author with the following cast: STEVEN: Harold Withee PAMELA: Sue Larsen JEREMY: Jason Reifler IXXTOR: Amanda Starr MOTHER: Catherine C. Coyne BREIT: Scott W. Cole TONI: Laura Smishkiss


Figurative Sculpture And Drawing, A Sumation Of A Year's Work, Matthew Burke May 1989

Figurative Sculpture And Drawing, A Sumation Of A Year's Work, Matthew Burke

Senior Scholar Papers

I pursued the senior scholar project under the title and thought, Figurative Sculpture and Drawing. While studying sculpture and drawing, I spent time coming to know their basic languages and exploring a variety of media in each. Throughout the year, I worked with a figurative subject, addressing ideas proposed last fall; including sculptural elements like volume, mass, line, and balance; and various drawing techniques. I set up the proposal within a loose framework which allowed the project to evolve as I pursued the work. It also encouraged me to think freely and without reservation, because I was not bound to ...


The Human Figure In Drawing And Sculpture, Carolyn J. Treat May 1982

The Human Figure In Drawing And Sculpture, Carolyn J. Treat

Senior Scholar Papers

My project as a Senior Scholar has been the study of the human figure through drawing and sculpture. I have worked directly from the model in order to understand the form and structure of the human body. The result of this concentrated study has been a sharpened sense of vision and an increased confidence in the use of materials for both two and three-dimensional representation.


Exploration Of The Idea Of The Horse In Graphics And Sculpture, Katherine H. Moore May 1981

Exploration Of The Idea Of The Horse In Graphics And Sculpture, Katherine H. Moore

Senior Scholar Papers

The exploration of the idea of the horse is a very complex and open quest. Primarily it entails some conception of what the idea of the horse is. In choosing to title the project as such, I was attempting to indicate that what was of major interest to me was the representation of those qualities of the horse which are abstract and intangible as well as the physical qualities of the horse. Because of this interest, much of my work is concerned with movement, gesture, and the effects of structure, or lack thereof, on movement and gesture.


Catalog Of Paintings Exhibited In The Colby College Art Museum May 8 -22- 1974, Lawrence Cappiello Jan 1974

Catalog Of Paintings Exhibited In The Colby College Art Museum May 8 -22- 1974, Lawrence Cappiello

Senior Scholar Papers

This catalog describes paintings by the author, completed as his Senior Scholar Project in art and exhibited in the Colby College Art Museum. Images of the paintings are not available.


Mural Painting, Martha C.T. Wetmore May 1973

Mural Painting, Martha C.T. Wetmore

Senior Scholar Papers

For my freshman Jan Plan at Colby I painted a mural in Runnals Union illustrating a William Blake poem. This effort began a four year painting project which I pursued my sophomore and junior years by finishing the Hall of the Machines in Runnals and by commencing the Paper Wall in Roberts. As a Senior Scholar, I've continued my undertaking by painting eleven more panels. Eight of these are in the Paper Wall and the other three are in the Spa in Miller Library. In my wallpainting up until this year my major interest has been in a strong ...


Creative Exploration Of Color And Design Through Serigraphy, Anne Louise Jones May 1968

Creative Exploration Of Color And Design Through Serigraphy, Anne Louise Jones

Senior Scholar Papers

The primary purpose of this study is the exploration of color relationship in original serigraphs wlth an emphasis on the illusions of depth that they produce. This study limits color to its ability to create illusions of space, design to its formal aspects, and the medium to silk screen printing. The demands design makes an color and how color influences the special relationships at one shape to another are discussed in four sets at serigraphs.


Primitive Art As It Relates To Contemporary Design, Sandra Miller May 1967

Primitive Art As It Relates To Contemporary Design, Sandra Miller

Senior Scholar Papers

For the most part, my project has been of an individually rewarding nature due to an extensive amount of reading and studio work. My paper functions as the major means of communication of my own experiences and findings. It is an attempt to share with others the ideas which I have found particularly stimulating and worthwhile during the course of the year. In other words, the written portion does not intend to summarize all of the phases of primitive art which I have studied during the past year; rather, it is indicative of the type of pursuit with which I ...


Art Of Goya As A Significant Reflection Of His Time, William Post May 1967

Art Of Goya As A Significant Reflection Of His Time, William Post

Senior Scholar Papers

This thesis examines the story of how Goya came to be the artist he was and of the times which made him what he was, and which he so well mirrored. Francisco Goya y Lucientes is a remarkable figure in the history of art. Rarely has an artist arisen from such a cultural vacuum; rarely has an artist done so much to establish a cultural reputation for his country; rarely has an artist reflected so accurately the spirit of his time; and rare is the artist who has such an important influence on all the significant art of the future.


Musilian Concept Of Modern Man, Cynthia J. Peters Jan 1963

Musilian Concept Of Modern Man, Cynthia J. Peters

Senior Scholar Papers

German-Austrian Robert Musil (1880-1942) is considered an artist with an extremely unorthodox conception of art to a basic human problem. In his time, there existed a dissociation of substance from social values. Musil actually started with this foundation in considering the taunting dilemma that the accelerating technology of the century is overstepping each day the ability of the human mind to adjust to it. Musil maintained that social organization, patterns of thought and cherished ideals correspond to a reality that no longer exists


Cézanne, The Formal Approach, Annette B. Picher Jan 1957

Cézanne, The Formal Approach, Annette B. Picher

Senior Scholar Papers

The understanding and illustration of the most important formal principles in the work of Paul Cézanne was the object of my study, beginning with the approach to form of two other periods before Cézanne, in order to get a perspective view of his place in the time-stream of art. My study focuses on still life because of its expediency for handling in the studio and also because the still life painter is more directly involved with formal techniques of painting, including design and execution. He is more involved with how he paints than what he paints; he must interpret the ...