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A Study Of Representative Examples Of Art Works Fostered By The Mormon Church With An Analysis Of The Aesthetic Value Of These Works, Monte B. Degraw Jan 1959

A Study Of Representative Examples Of Art Works Fostered By The Mormon Church With An Analysis Of The Aesthetic Value Of These Works, Monte B. Degraw

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to examine certain characteristics of representative examples of visual art fostered by the Mormon Church and to arrive at an estimate of the aesthetic values of these works by a comparative analysis with aesthetic values stressed in the literature.

Representative examples of Mormon art were examined to determine their primary purposes and themes. Each work considered was classified according to the following primary categories developed in a preliminary survey: (1) History Glorification, (2) Depiction of Moral Models, (3) Scriptural Teaching, and (4) Aesthetic Purpose.

The representative examples were analyzed for their stylistic qualities to ...