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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 It deconstructs outdated misconceptions about aboriginal basket weaving practices and cultural identity in Southern California.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 ...
The Chapel of the Madonna della Strada: A Case Study of Post-Tridentine Painting in Rome
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 ...
Nicolas Cordier's Il Moro: The African as "Christian Antiquity" in Early Modern Rome
Between 1607 and 1612 Scipione Borghese, the Cardinal Nephew of Pope Paul V, commissioned a polychrome sculpture of an African man from the artist Nicolas Cordier. On the surface, Cordier's <italic>Il Moro</italic> seems a purely exotic object and an anomaly within the Borghese collection. The context surrounding the sculpture's ...