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Examining Evangelicalism: The Power Of Signage, Painting And Sculpture In The Southern Yard Show, Flora Abigail Boatwright Jan 2019

Examining Evangelicalism: The Power Of Signage, Painting And Sculpture In The Southern Yard Show, Flora Abigail Boatwright

Senior Projects Spring 2019

An analysis of self-taught artists in the American South centered on the concept of the 'yard show.' This is an in-depth examination of the manner in which evangelical rhetoric and doctrine effects signage, painting, and sculpture. This involves an exploration of the history of evangelicalism in the Southern United States, a critique of the role of the museum in self-taught art, and an analysis of missionary intentions and cults of personality surrounding work by untrained artist. Artist examined in this paper include: Howard Finster, Joe Minter, Herman Dennis, Mary Proctor, Sister Gertrude Morgan, and Nellie Mae Rowe. Thornton Dial ...


Documenting "Documenta": Decoding And Recoding The History Of An Exhibition In 1955, 2002, And 2017, Nicola Susanna Koepnick Jan 2018

Documenting "Documenta": Decoding And Recoding The History Of An Exhibition In 1955, 2002, And 2017, Nicola Susanna Koepnick

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


South Side, World Wide: The Fusion Of History And Literature In Richard Wright And James T. Farrell's Chicago, Malachi Zachary Hayes Jan 2018

South Side, World Wide: The Fusion Of History And Literature In Richard Wright And James T. Farrell's Chicago, Malachi Zachary Hayes

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies and The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


Rupturing Perceptions, Isabella Montalvo Hardy Jan 2018

Rupturing Perceptions, Isabella Montalvo Hardy

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


The Unveiling Of Us, Alexis Parra Jan 2018

The Unveiling Of Us, Alexis Parra

Senior Projects Spring 2018

The Unveiling of Us is an affirmation by, of and for wom^n of color. In this collaboration, we - subject and photographer - seek to reclaim the performance, production and beauty of individual identities that are informed by collective pasts. Everyday acts of performance are emphasized in these images through objects and gestures that reference the day to day practices of black and brown wom^n based on our histories, our cultures and our senses of self. This is our space to claim: the viewer looks, but the subjects hold the gaze as they declare power through a notion of beauty ...


The Music Lesson: An Analysis Of Two Works From Dutch Seventeenth Century, Valory Hight Jan 2018

The Music Lesson: An Analysis Of Two Works From Dutch Seventeenth Century, Valory Hight

Senior Projects Spring 2018

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.


Why Did I Marry A Sentimentalist?: Family & Domesticity In The Films Of Steven Spielberg, Emmet Dotan Jan 2017

Why Did I Marry A Sentimentalist?: Family & Domesticity In The Films Of Steven Spielberg, Emmet Dotan

Senior Projects Spring 2017

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.


The Worth Of Aura In The Work Of Fine Art Publishing, Alexander Kunin Bacon Jan 2017

The Worth Of Aura In The Work Of Fine Art Publishing, Alexander Kunin Bacon

Senior Projects Spring 2017

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Look At Where You Listen: A Study Of Commercial Music And Mediation, Thomas Walton Moore Jan 2017

Look At Where You Listen: A Study Of Commercial Music And Mediation, Thomas Walton Moore

Senior Projects Spring 2017

A joint senior project submitted to the divisions of arts and social studies. This project aims to reconsider the 'album' as a format of music distribution that has effects on the consumption-of and relationship-with music as commodity. This project consists of writing and recorded-music-making. Please email tom (at) dpimusic (dot) com for a link.


Rauschenberg's Journey To Dante: Or How To Keep A Clean Head, Maxwell Ian Eric Barnes Jan 2017

Rauschenberg's Journey To Dante: Or How To Keep A Clean Head, Maxwell Ian Eric Barnes

Senior Projects Spring 2017

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Lifecasting & Ubiquitous Relationships, Alexis Charlotte Williams Jan 2017

Lifecasting & Ubiquitous Relationships, Alexis Charlotte Williams

Senior Projects Spring 2017

My subjects do not know I exist. They do not know who I am, and they do not know their lives are the center of my painting series. But I know them - at least, I think I do. My acrylic paintings depict people in domestic spaces in specific moments in time. The relationships of person-to-person, person to space, paint to canvas and voyeur to subject drives my obsession to watch and to paint what I see. What I am seeing are a collection of pixels that make up human forms, living rooms, and kitchens. These digital bodies move through the ...


Film No Longer Telling A Story; Film Itself As The Story: Reflexive Constructions In Alfred Hitchcock And Jean-Luc Godard, Amy Ertie Chabassier Jan 2017

Film No Longer Telling A Story; Film Itself As The Story: Reflexive Constructions In Alfred Hitchcock And Jean-Luc Godard, Amy Ertie Chabassier

Senior Projects Spring 2017

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College


The Phallic Woman: A Reexamination Of The Problematics Of Women And Surrealism, Adrienne Anne Chau Jan 2017

The Phallic Woman: A Reexamination Of The Problematics Of Women And Surrealism, Adrienne Anne Chau

Senior Projects Spring 2017

To see a work by a female surrealist is, perhaps, to see surrealistically. In other words, if the canonical, Western accounts of surrealism are what we are accustomed to, then the act of seeing a work of a woman completely disorients our trained familiarity with the movement, which up until the 1970s was left undisturbed. The principles of the movement, founded on the personal investigation of one’s psyche, lent themselves as an opportunity for the surrealist woman to explore the interior sources of her creative imagination. Visual expression of their self-discovery provided a different perspective of modern woman’s ...


The Viewing Self: A Reflection On Mirrors As Medium From The 1960s To The Present, Claire H. Demere Jan 2014

The Viewing Self: A Reflection On Mirrors As Medium From The 1960s To The Present, Claire H. Demere

Senior Projects Spring 2014

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.