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    • Changing images of women: Taisho-period paintings by Uemura Shoen (1875-1949), Ito Shoha (1877-1968), and Kajiwara Hisako (1896-1988) 

      Morioka, Michiyo (1990)
      Uemura Shoen, Ito Shoha, and Kajiwara Hisako were Nihonga artists in Kyoto who specialized in bijinga, or paintings of women. This dissertation discusses the lives and art of these three women painters with a particular ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • To achieve the unachievable: Beijing's Chang'an Avenue and Chinese architectural modernization during the PRC era 

      Yu, Shuishan (2006)
      This dissertation explores the modernization project in Chinese architecture during the PRC Era (1949-present) through the changes of Chang'an Avenue in Beijing. I will first trace the development of Chang'an Avenue in the ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • Painting and Drawing: Mitigating The Space Between the Internal and External 

      Robertson, Bryan
      The topic of my thesis is about the “extra-relational” characteristics of rhetoric, poetry, and visual arts . Painting from my point of view is a form of natural philosophy with very deep roots extending back to the ...
    • 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 ...
    • Sky View 

      Nibert, Heather Michelle
      University of Washington Abstract Sky View Heather Nibert Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Head Chair Helen O’Toole Painting and Drawing This thesis paper aims to communicate my thought process as well as my methods ...
    • (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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Some Place 

      Dunn, Benjamin
      University of Washington Abstract Some Place Benjamin Dunn Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Associate Professor Helen J. O’Toole School of Art, Art History and Design This thesis examines the role of specificity, ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Tarzana Syndrome 

      Allen, Matthew Schau
      In a world where hubris is a necessity, concrete transmogrifies and metastasizes, delicacies revolt and captivate, and creatures lurk amidst the potted fichus and cul-de-sacs, their powerful odors carried on by the dry, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Anchurus And His Remedy 

      Coleman, Timothy
      Contrary to the statement by the character Garcin in Jean-Paul Sartre’s play No Exit that other people are Hell; it is in fact other people who offer us a glimpse of Heaven. But if one is to have that peek at paradise ...
    • Pastries, Pyramids, Promenading & Percussion: a journey toward alchemistical experiences as creative spirit a.k.a.: SYNKHRA, goddess of music & pie a.k.a.: some sort of hyper-detailed space-age mythology, full of fiber-swallowing girls and sun-kissed divorcees reminding everyone of their mortality 

      Mixan, Coley Marie
      A thesis project employing digital video and sound to expose the ongoing intensities and ruptures experienced in Coley Mixan’s voice and body as a means to dispute (and parody) HER/their culture’s dominant norms and power ...