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Reevaluating "Peripheral Sources" : The Impact of David Alfaro Siqueiros and José Clemente Orozco on Jackson Pollock (thesis)
In the 2000 biopic titled Pollock starring Ed Harris, a photographic reproduction of José Clemente Orozco's Prometheus is prominently displayed in Jackson Pollock's studio (Figure 1). Harris, who also directed the movie, ...
From Lexington to the Luxembourg Gardens : an artist rediscovered (thesis)
"Modern," as it applies to art, is a convenient catch-all term but hardly descriptive of anyone trend or style. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, innumerable painters, sculptors, and decorative artists emerged ...
The birth of the modern book : re-reading Vollard's livres d'artistes (thesis)
It is my contention that Ambroise Vollard's livres d'artistes are not "mere" illustrated books, as Drucker would have it. Instead they are true artists' books in which the literary and the visual interact to create a more ...
The Careful Crafting of a Utopia: Yves Klein and the Anthropometric Event of March 9, 1960 (thesis)
. . . I have attempted to examine the Anthropometric event using a larger analytical framework -- I have looked back to the artist's earlier works, placed the performance within its socio-historical context, and prioritized ...
We Warred Over Art: Pandemonium at Le Sacre du Printemps (thesis)
Diaghilev continued this process of bringing Russian art to France under the auspices of the Ballets Russes. With this company, Diaghilev assembled dozens of innovative artists, choreographers, and composers with the common ...
The Power of Ojbects: An Exploration Into the Work of Chiharu Shiota (thesis)
I begin this thesis with a discussion of Shiota’s Across the Continents. Seeing this exhibit in the spring of 2015 inspired what was to become this year-long project. Throughout this thesis, I explore Shiota’s Across the ...
The Land of the Stars: The Origin of Cy Twombly's Aesthetic (thesis)
My thesis focuses on a little-known backdrop Twombly painted for a children’s Christmas program in 1953. The backdrop was first brought to my attention after The News-Gazette, the local Lexington newspaper, ran an archival ...
Divine intervention : visionary imagery and authority in the convent of San Domenico of Pisa (thesis)
My thesis forces viewers to reconsider the purpose of images in the convent of San Domenico of Pisa. While scholars such as Ann Roberts argue that the founder of the convent, Chiara Gambacorta, commissioned images of ...
Accessing the divine : private devotional diptychs and triptychs of fifteenth-century Flanders (thesis)
Diptychs were not static portraits but rather functioning objects.' They demanded active viewer participation and contemplation. Yet, the diptych represents a very specific genre that developed because of the religious ...