Recent Submissions

  • The Lay of the Land: English Landscape Themes in Early Modern Painting in England 

    Budnick, Barbara Lou
    Landscape paintings generally offer a far and wide view of external world, including all parts of the built and natural environment that pass before the eye. As a genre in England, landscape painting arose slowly in the ...
  • Living Objects 

    Aguilar, Gavriella
    During the last two years I have found new ways to develop and maintain relationships with others through my relationships with objects. Understanding the purpose of the object, the functionality, the way it exists within ...
  • Interlocking Paint and Paint 

    Sklenar, Tarran M
    University of Washington Abstract Interlocking Paint and Paint Tarran Sklenar Chair of Supervisory Committee: Professor Ann Gale Painting and Drawing Through my paintings, I am exploring the materiality of paint and its ...
  • Lonely Mountains 

    Frankel, Ryna
    This thesis examines cuteness as it relates to care, culture, and manipulation. Using both scientific studies and cultural theories, this thesis aims to understand these elements of cuteness and relate them to the artwork ...
  • Body and Apparition: Material Presence in Sixteenth-Century Italian Religious Sculpture 

    Giffin, Erin C.
    In early modern church interiors across the Italian peninsula, religious devotees gazed upon, spoke to, and touched sculptural sacred objects. These forms of contact reinforced the sensation of presence and communication ...
  • Vulnerability: The Better Choice 

    Ross-Gotta, Cicelia
    Meaningful human connection is predicated on sharing or exposing vulnerability to one another to establish trust. In this paper, I explore the relationship between vulnerability and meaningful human connection, via sources ...
  • Between Authority and Pretense 

    Halpine, Clare
    Humor calls into question collectively held truths, whether real or imagined, emergent or engrained. Through costume and studied speech, the performance artist as pundit makes permissible a self to which we may otherwise ...
  • Faces of Humanity: Painting Portraits of Immigrant Workers 

    Morales, Selma Arely
    Through the years, immigration to the United States has significantly increased. Immigrants have been drawn to this country by attractive wages and pushed by the poverty in their home countries. Today, immigrant minority ...
  • "We don't forget, something vacant settles in" 

    Fortunato, Elizabeth
    I recreate and represent objects and settings, translating meaning and remembrance through material to make a peripheral memory tangible. Nostalgia: a longing for a past that never was. It is a curated history based on ...
  • Coping with life in the Absurd 

    Mora, Daniela
    This thesis outlines the art practice and ideas of Daniela Mora. Her work investigates the role of audience and art in relation to tourism, cultural practices, and authority. Through the use of video installation, theater, ...
  • deity, humanity and materiality 

    Jin, Ding
    This thesis is about the process of making the art work for the thesis show. It includes the original source of why I chose this subject and how I developed this idea for the work. The source of the idea is form my personal ...
  • His Story: Reconciling the Old-Young Man 

    Barbor, Peter H.
    The history and mythology of the male form is a central concern to my practice. How it repeats and manifests throughout time fuels my work. Through a menagerie of plastic materials, stories and sculptural motifs, my ...
  • Francesco Furini: "Paintings of Exceeding Beauty" in Seicento Florence 

    Mayer, Jena
    Francesco Furini, one of the most intriguing artists to emerge from Seicento Florence, is primarily remembered for his depictions of the female nude. A discussion of his use of the model and citation of antique sculpture ...
  • Revising Devotion: the role of wooden sculptures in affecting painting and devotion in the Late Medieval period in Italy (XII-XV century) 

    Di Lodovico, Daniele
    This dissertation offers a reconsideration of medieval wooden sculptures and a new perspective for understanding their role in affecting devotion and pictorial production in late medieval and Renaissance culture. My study ...
  • Enantiodromia 

    Mlasowsky, Anna
    Multiplicity and the bridging of opposing realities is a central theme in my work. This multiplicity speaks to a physical disconnection between places as well as to a mental state of disassociation. Through process I enable ...
  • (searching for shadows) 

    Baughman, Paul
    This thesis outlines the art practice of artist Paul Baughman. His work investigates the role of the individual as it relates to agency, power, and change, in the context of contemporary society. His research systematically ...
  • Split Ends 

    Skwira, Sarah
    I sit by the window, running my fingers through my hair. Getting to the ends, I hold them up to examine them. There is a golden afternoon light coming through the window. This is the magic time of day when every strand is ...
  • Building Resonance 

    Gale-Schreck, Benjamin Ralph
    Ben Gale-Schreck April 6th 2016 Abstract My art practice is greatly influenced by my familial relationships. Using sculpture and performance, the interaction between my work and its audience is essential. As a tributary ...
  • My Dear Friend, Time 

    Xu, Jing
    University of Washington Abstract My Dear Friend, Time Jing Xu Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Professor Ellen Garvens Photomedia I like thinking that my work instigates performance; it encourages viewers to perform ...
  • Neo-Pre-Raphaelitism: The Final Generations 

    Waterman, Amanda B.
    The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was a group of seven young men who wanted to rebel against the teachings and orthodoxies of the Royal Academy. It was a short-lived movement, beginning in 1848 and ending in the early 1850s, ...

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