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    • "Finding Rome in Rome": Reexamining Raphael's Transformation Through His Roles at the Villa Farnesina 

      Culotta, Alexis Ruth
      As an iconic figure of the Renaissance, Raphael has been the subject of extensive scholarly study. His contributions to the Roman villa of Agostino Chigi, now known as the Villa Farnesina, however, have garnered minimal ...
    • Finding Value & Cutting Up Meaning 

      D'Elia, Kathryn P.
      I am allowing this written thesis to act as an explanation of my concepts and personal journey through the University of Washington's Graduate Drawing and Painting MFA program and through creating my thesis work, a series ...
    • First Principles and Ordinances 

      Groesbeck, Katherine Jeanne
      Garments/fabric are a central theme in my work. Their inherent intimacy and privacy conceals and signifies both the absence/loss and presence of the wearer. In the studio, I investigate in a ritualistic and meditative ...
    • From the Ground Down 

      Sweet, Amanda Catherine
      In this thesis I examine concepts of identity, time and space as I have investigated related influences and methodologies within my studio practice, during my time of study at the University of Washington, Seattle’s School ...
    • From the Mouths of Babes: Putti as Moralizers in Four Prints by Master H.L. 

      Erickson, Megan
      The German Renaissance wood sculptor and engraver known as Master H.L. left behind only a small body of printed works from his career in the early sixteenth century. Among these prints four are tied together by their ...
    • Hidden in Plain Sight: Northwest Impressionism, 1910-1935 

      Impert, John Edward (2012-09-13)
      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 ...
    • I Wish for an Animal: a multiplayer mixed-reality game about wildlife conservation 

      Ghassemian, Shaghayegh
      -Last night the Sheikh went all around the city, lamp in hand, crying, “I am weary of beast and devil, I wish for a man.”- This verse is part of a long poem by Rumi, the Persian Sufi poet of 13th century. As a name for ...
    • The identical synthronos Trinity: representation, ritual and power in the Spanish Americas 

      Storey, Ann Elizabeth (1997)
      This dissertation examines the origin and meaning of the Trinity represented as three enthroned (synthronos), identical men. Although banned by the Vatican in 1623 and 1745, it was used in the Spanish Americas until the ...
    • Indigenizing Southern California Indian Basket Studies: Unpacking Issues of "Mission" and "Tradition" 

      Chavez, Yve (2012-09-13)
      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 ...
    • Interdisciplinary Visual Arts 

      Freeman, Joseph Allen
      University of Washington Abstract Interdisciplinary Visual Arts Joseph A. Freeman Jr. Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Chair + Professor Ellen Garvens Photomedia This thesis paper explores the dynamics of how matter ...
    • An International Firebrand: Germano Celant's Role as Radical Critic, Innovative Curator and Contemporary Art Historian 

      Auz, Lucienne Dorrance
      Within the field of contemporary Western art history, the careers and influence of professional art critics have attracted serious scholarly attention. The work of critics whose activities encompass an international range ...
    • J. Doe: Placeholders for the Unidentified 

      Mangiaruga, Morgan
      “And since you know you cannot see yourself So well as by reflection, I, your glass, Will modestly discover to yourself That of yourself which you yet know not of.” -Shakespeare How am I reflected in the objects I create? ...
    • Japanese/American architecture: a century of cultural exchange 

      Min, Myungkee (1999)
      Traditional Japanese architecture has had a significant impact on the development of both the physical forms and the underlying principles of American design. Much has been written about this Japanese influence, but only ...
    • THE JOY IS IN THE PATTERN 

      Adams, Maria Rose
      My thesis project explores the use of carefully orchestrated, patterned paintings depicting domestic interiors with bold, flat, layered planes of color, repeated motifs, and a shallow sense of space. Pattern is everywhere ...
    • Ktētōr and Synthesis: Epigrams, Miniatures, and Authorship in the Leo Bible 

      Eldridge, Kelsey Marie
      The Leo Bible (Rome, Vat. Reg. Gr. 1) is an illuminated Old Testament produced in Byzantium during the mid-tenth century. Presented as a gift to a monastery of St. Nicholas by Leo Sakellarios, a court eunuch and palace ...
    • Late Surrealist Exhibitions and the Question of the Neo-Avant-Garde 

      Harvey, Sarah Elizabeth (2013-07-25)
      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 ...
    • Learning by Making 

      Rollins, Adriel (2013-07-25)
      Abstract Industrial Design education must always endeavor to close the gap between academic experience and vocational relevance. To this end, students are trained how to use the latest tools available to the design community, ...
    • Leopoldo Méndez, revolutionary art, and the Mexican print: in service of the people 

      Caplow, Deborah (1999)
      This dissertation situates the Mexican printmaker, Leopoldo Mendez (1902--1969), as a leading member of the Mexican art world of the twentieth century, revealing his central role in Mexican art and politics. His significance ...
    • Living on Death 

      Gress, David
      My work pertains to notions of documentary. The slaughterhouse and events that transpire within constitute the untouched, given center of my work. Within these limits I am free to interpret, recreate and compose such ...
    • Living on Death 

      Gress, David
      My work pertains to notions of documentary. The slaughterhouse and events that transpire within constitute the untouched, given center of my work. Within these limits I am free to interpret, recreate and compose such ...