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Late Surrealist Exhibitions and the Question of the Neo-Avant-Garde
This thesis seeks to extend the critical discussion of Surrealism and its exhibitions into the post-war period to resist the popular notion that Surrealism died with World War II or with American exile. Two post-war American exhibitions and two post-war French exhibitions of Surrealist art are considered in order to offer a ...
The American National Plot Visualized: The Reinterpretation of Indian Captivity Narratives at the End of the Nineteenth Century
As this thesis will demonstrate in the unfolding chapters, there are several key distinctions that can be made about Native American captivity narratives. The drawings associated with captivity narratives from popular "dime novels," such as the title page for Mary Rowlandson's narrative and Opechancanough's Warriors Falling ...
Indigenizing Southern California Indian Basket Studies: Unpacking Issues of "Mission" and "Tradition"
This thesis provides a much needed examination of early and contemporary basket weaving practices in Southern California from an indigenous perspective and through an art historical lens. It deconstructs outdated misconceptions about aboriginal basket weaving practices and cultural identity in Southern California. In 1922 ...
A Dream of Etruria: The Sacro Bosco of Bomarzo and the Alternate Antiquity of Alto Lazio
Easily the most enigmatic landscape architectural project of the Italian Renaissance, the Sacro Bosco of Bomarzo, with its bizarre stone beasts and surreal tableaux, has often been discussed in terms of either its relation to period literature or the life of its patron, Vicino Orsini. Little scholarly attention, however, has ...
The True, New, Newer, Not-So-New, and Blue Woman Onstage in American Painting, 1880-1940
Much information concerning the trajectory of the New Woman in American society can be gathered by studying paintings of theatrical scenes centered on female performers in New York City from the years of the Victorian era through the decade of the Great Depression. This dissertation concentrates primarily on the work of male ...
Cézanne Becoming Cézanne: The Influence of Stendhal on the Painter's Theory and Practice after 1878
This thesis analyzes Cézanne's paintings from around the date 1878 and the impact of the text by Stendhal, L'Histoire de la Peinture en Italie, on Cézanne's theory and practice. Interpreting Cézanne's paintings from 1878 in light of this connection, offers a new understanding of the shift that occurred in Cézanne's oeuvre ...
The Chapel of the Madonna della Strada: A Case Study of Post-Tridentine Painting in Rome
Edwin Lord Weeks: An American Artist in North Africa and South Asia
Artist, adventurer, travel writer and cultural commentator Edwin Lord Weeks (1849-1903) was one of America's most celebrated expatriate artists. From the 1870s through the 1890s the Boston native and Paris resident traveled throughout Spain, Syria, Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, Persia and India, venturing well beyond "the Orient" ...
Sanskrit Beyond Text: The Use of Bonji (Siddham) in Mandala and Other Imagery in Ancient and Medieval Japan
This thesis features selected examples of Japanese art from the Heian period to the Kamakura period that carry within their artistic representation the use of Sanskrit characters. As such, it is about the dissemination of Sanskrit characters in Japan and their deployment in visual culture--an area of Japanese art history that ...
Hidden in Plain Sight: Northwest Impressionism, 1910-1935
Northwest Impressionist artists are among the forgotten figures in American art history. Responsible for bringing Modernism to Washington and Oregon, they dominated the art communities in Seattle and Portland from about 1910 to 1928, remaining influential until the mid 1930's. Six important artists who have not been studied ...