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Landscape Into Eco Art: Articulations Of Nature Since The ‘60s By Mark A. Cheetham, Emma Morgan-Thorp Jun 2019

Landscape Into Eco Art: Articulations Of Nature Since The ‘60s By Mark A. Cheetham, Emma Morgan-Thorp

The Goose

Review of Mark A. Cheetham's Landscape into Eco Art: Articulations of Nature Since the '60s


Authorship And Attribution: Forgery And The Power Of Names, Elise Jacobsen May 2019

Authorship And Attribution: Forgery And The Power Of Names, Elise Jacobsen

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

The individualistic culture of the Western art world places a great deal of emphasis on the power of names, whether it be artists or art experts. This creates a unique environment for forgery to occur, even flourish, as demonstrated by the career of Wolfgang Beltracchi, and by the commonality of Russian Avant-Garde fakes. In my research I investigate the phenomenon of art forgery and authentication, its effects on the professional art world and the perception of art, and the particular cultural factors, such as the emphasis on authorship and the importance of originality, that make forgery both possible and popular.


Intertextuality And Iconography In Sergei Iukhimov's Illustrations For The Lord Of The Rings: Five Case Studies, Joel Merriner Apr 2019

Intertextuality And Iconography In Sergei Iukhimov's Illustrations For The Lord Of The Rings: Five Case Studies, Joel Merriner

Journal of Tolkien Research

Intertextuality and Iconography in Sergei Iukhimov’s Illustrations for The Lord of the Rings: Five Case Studies

Abstract

J.R.R. Tolkien once remarked in a letter to his publisher that his friends had been so impressed by Pauline Baynes’ illustrations for Farmer Giles of Ham that they labelled his text a “commentary on the drawings”. This apparently light-hearted anecdote conceals an interesting truth: the relationship between text and image can be problematic and the reading of an illustration depends largely on the culturally acquired discursive precedents which an individual viewer brings to the act of looking. This situation may ...


The Commodity Club: Commodity Fetishism In Modern Art And Tattoos, Shelby Maiden May 2018

The Commodity Club: Commodity Fetishism In Modern Art And Tattoos, Shelby Maiden

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The current culture of commodity fetishism that surrounds both modern art and tattoos are disproportionately a part of the perpetuation of an artificial sense of society and community. It promotes the notion that by simply by inking the deeper layers of their skin or by spending millions on a painting that somehow one becomes elevated and enters an elite space, or club, of people like them.


A Single Particle Among Billions: Yayoi Kusama And The Power Of The Minute, Isabelle Martin Jan 2017

A Single Particle Among Billions: Yayoi Kusama And The Power Of The Minute, Isabelle Martin

Oswald Research and Creativity Competition

Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama has developed her career through the continued use of the infinitely repeated polka-dot motif, an element that has not only persisted throughout the entirety of her work, but has also become a fundamental aspect of her self-presentation. Kusama has long suffered from a mental affliction called cenesthopathy, which results in intense hallucinations and anxiety attacks. Her use of the polka dot is not only a way for her to visualize her hallucinations, but also an example of the physical commitment (identified by Kusama as self-obliteration) she has to her work—her repeated application of small ...


Growing The Art Image And Visual Literacy Garden: The Journey To Create A Practical Guide For Student Employees, Lael J. Ensor Oct 2016

Growing The Art Image And Visual Literacy Garden: The Journey To Create A Practical Guide For Student Employees, Lael J. Ensor

VRA Bulletin

Expanding upon my poster titled “Art Instead of Just Images: Training Students to See Beyond the Screen” presented at the 2016 ARLIS/NA + VRA Third Joint Conference in Seattle, I detail the current journey of my project to create a practical guide for student employees to understand and manipulate images of art. In exploring this topic I discovered that there is a lack of literature specifically addressing looking at and manipulating digital surrogate images of works of art. Non-humanities student employees often lack the visual literacy and art historical skills to successfully edit and evaluate digital art images. This article ...


The Sketcher: Reverend John Eagles, His Poetical Shelter From The World And The 1812 Collection, Ashley C. Schalk Aug 2015

The Sketcher: Reverend John Eagles, His Poetical Shelter From The World And The 1812 Collection, Ashley C. Schalk

Graduate Thesis Collection

...Since identifying Eagles as at least one of the artists of the 1812 Collection, I have discovered that his specific tour of the Lakes, the route he followed and the scenery conveyed in his images, deviated from the conventional tours in that Eagles was in search of what he regarded as a poetical landscape rather than a traditionally picturesque one. In other words, Eagles sought to capture more than an aesthetically pleasing scene as a picturesque image would, he endeavored to capture the soul of the scene and the 1812 Collection is evidence that Eagles practiced the artistic principles he ...


Considering Triple Self-Portraiture In The Work Of María Izquierdo, Brooke Lashley Mar 2015

Considering Triple Self-Portraiture In The Work Of María Izquierdo, Brooke Lashley

The Quiet Corner Interdisciplinary Journal

This paper looks to María Izquierdo’s paintings, Prisioneras (Prisoners) of 1936 and Sueño y presentimiento (Dream and Premonition) of 1947, as case studies for activating a theory of triple self-portraiture. The theory reflects how plurality arises in the singular or in single significations of the self and disrupts homogeneity in thinking about identities for the self and others within the genre of self-portraiture. In activating a theory of triple self-portraiture, I found three forms of the self in Izquierdo's works: the self as oppressed (the past); the self as oppressing (the current); and the self as an emancipator ...


How Museums Colonize The World's Art, Sarah Mcdonald Jan 2015

How Museums Colonize The World's Art, Sarah Mcdonald

Summer Research

This paper examines the presence of colonial ideology within art history that I argue erases and oppresses art and artists from outside of the Euro-American art world. I define colonial values specifically within the terms laid out by Aimé Césaire in Discourse on Colonialism which I will first outline and then apply to three aspects of the museum: the internal and external architecture, the rhetoric of accompanying text and labels to the art, and the curatorial work that arranges the pieces themselves. I use this structure to organize my qualitative on site museum research.


Garry Winogrand: The Art Of Street Photography, Micayla Beuley Jan 2014

Garry Winogrand: The Art Of Street Photography, Micayla Beuley

Honors Projects

This exhibition proposal, designed for the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery located in the Fine Arts Center at Bowling Green State University, is designed to enhance gallery patrons’ understanding of and appreciation for street photography through a biographical analysis of the works of Garry Winogrand. In addition to presenting 30 photographs by this esteemed photographer, patrons are invited to actively participate in the creation of street photographs and provides a unique opportunity to display them alongside that of a professional in a gallery setting. This exhibition proposal includes a curator’s statement, formal exhibition catalog essay, list of works proposed, detailed ...


Elke Krystufek And The Obessive Production Of Person, Melanie E. Emerson Oct 2012

Elke Krystufek And The Obessive Production Of Person, Melanie E. Emerson

Mid-America College Art Association Conference 2012 Digital Publications

Elke Krystufek’s artistic practice has centered almost wholly on duplicate and substitute images of herself, specifically emphasizing the female body and its position within the discourses of art history and gendered identity. While an earlier generation of feminist artists used their bodies as subject and object of their work in order to critique stereotypes and forcefully dismantle barriers that excluded women from the public sphere or labeled them objects of desire, Krystufek uses similar tactics to point to the fact there is no longer a private space. Identity is not solely the property of an individual, but rather an ...


A Focus On Images-Sense And Form: Inaugural Exhibition, Curtis Carter Oct 2010

A Focus On Images-Sense And Form: Inaugural Exhibition, Curtis Carter

Curtis Carter

"A Focus on Images - Sense and Form, an exhibition of selected works from the Permanent Collection with added selections from private collectors, is an occasion to explore a sampling from a variety of artists' images encompassing the 12th century to the present and to reflect upon their importance in human experience. From the mysterious and elegant masks of African tribal arts to the often provocative figurative and abstract wall markings of yesterday's graffitists, artists' images have enjoyed cultural significance quite beyond any apparent contribution to the necessities of day-to- day practical living."


Ten Reasons Why E. H. Gombrich Is Not Connected To Art History, James Elkins Jan 2009

Ten Reasons Why E. H. Gombrich Is Not Connected To Art History, James Elkins

James Elkins

This is one version (of several) of an essay originally commissioned by the CAA for inclusion on their online site, shortly after Gombrich's death. Since then it has been revised several times (see www.jameselkins.com for more).