Pieter Bruegel the Elder's Apocalyptic Fortitude

Pieter Bruegel the Elder's Apocalyptic Fortitude

Date: December 1997
Creator: Burris, Suzanne Lynn
Description: This thesis examines Pieter Bruegel the Elder's Fortitude, 1560, a print from the Seven Virtues series. Fortitude stands out as an anomaly within the cycle because it contains several allusions to the Book of Revelation. The linkage of Fortitude to the writings of St. John is important because it challenges previous iconographic and iconological analyses of the composition. Analysis of Fortitude's compositional elements is provided, along with an examination of the virtue tradition. Additionally, an exploration of sixteenth-century apocalypticism is included, as well as an examination of the artistic influences that may have inspired Bruegel. This thesis concludes that Fortitude's apocalyptic allusions do not seem unusual for an artist familiar with St. John's prophecies, influenced by Hieronymus Bosch, and living in an age of apocalypticism.
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UNT Research, Volume 16, 2006

UNT Research, Volume 16, 2006

Date: 2006
Creator: University of North Texas
Description: UNT Research magazine includes articles and notes about research at University of North Texas in various academic fields.
Contributing Partner: University Relations, Communications & Marketing department for UNT
Creative Stitchery in the Art Program of the Dallas Independent School District

Creative Stitchery in the Art Program of the Dallas Independent School District

Date: August 1965
Creator: Reeves, Wilma Carol
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine to what extent creative stitchery is used in the art program of the Dallas Independent School District, when it is found to be most valuable, and what limitations it is found to have.
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History of the Growth of Art Interest in Texas in the Last Two Decades

History of the Growth of Art Interest in Texas in the Last Two Decades

Date: 1941
Creator: Self, Jess Edith
Description: Texas has only recently taken an active interest in developing the fine arts as an important aspect of her culture. With the discovery of vast oil fields in Texas, an era of prosperity ensued that brought about rapid growth in population and wealth.
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The Passage of the Comic Book to the Animated Film: The Case of the Smurfs

The Passage of the Comic Book to the Animated Film: The Case of the Smurfs

Date: August 2011
Creator: Baldwin, Frances Novier
Description: The purpose of this study is to explore the influence of history and culture on the passage of the comic book to the animated film. Although the comic book has both historical and cultural components, the latter often undergoes a cultural shift in the animation process. Using the Smurfs as a case study, this investigation first reviews existing literature pertaining to the comic book as an art form, the influence of history and culture on Smurf story plots, and the translation of the comic book into a moving picture. This study then utilizes authentic documents and interviews to analyze the perceptions of success and failure in the transformation of the Smurf comic book into animation: concluding that original meaning is often altered in the translation to meet the criteria of cultural relevance for the new audiences.
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Opening the Door to Meaning-Making in Secondary Art History Instruction

Opening the Door to Meaning-Making in Secondary Art History Instruction

Date: May 2006
Creator: Stroud, Elizabeth J.
Description: Each day countless numbers of high school students remain standing at the threshold of the door to meaningful learning in art history because of traditional authoritative instructional methods and content. With the keys of feminist pedagogy, interactive teaching methods, and the new art histories, the teacher can now unlock that door and lead students to personally relevant learning on the other side. A case study using both qualitative and quantitative research methods was conducted in a secondary art history classroom to examine the teacher's pedagogical choices and the degree to which they enable meaningful and relevant student learning. The analysis of multiple sources of data, including classroom observations, revealed statistically significant correlations between the teacher's instructional methods and the content, as well as their impact on student meaning-making.
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The Other Mary: The Absence of Mary Magdalene in the Santa Maria Trastevere, Rome

The Other Mary: The Absence of Mary Magdalene in the Santa Maria Trastevere, Rome

Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Camp, Briana & Baxter, Denise Amy
Description: Presentation for the 2011 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on the absence of Mary Magdalene in the Santa Maria Basilica in Trastevere, Rome.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
A King's Decapitation

A King's Decapitation

Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Palyu, Cheryl & Donahue-Wallace, Kelly, 1968-
Description: This paper presents research on Francisco de Goya. This research proves that the painting of Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) from 1800 ('The Cannibals), and his paintings from 1820-1823 (The Black Paintings, 'Judith,' and 'Saturn,' and Miniature, 'Judith') represent changing ideas on decapitation of a monarch.
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Francisco de Goya and the Mirror's Reflection

Francisco de Goya and the Mirror's Reflection

Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Blanco, Andrea & Donahue-Wallace, Kelly, 1968-
Description: In this paper, the author gives an analysis of Francisco de Goya, arguing that the painter uses mirrors to symbolize harmonization of subject with its true self throughout his work.
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Goya's Fantastic Vision of Madness

Goya's Fantastic Vision of Madness

Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Prater, Paige & Abel, Mickey S.
Description: This paper discusses Francisco de Goya. Employing Foucault's discourse to specific works reveals Goya's ability to represent visually the fundamental tension between Romantic and Classical ideas, especially the ambiguous line between reason and madness.
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Goya's Los Caprichos: An Enlightened Bestiary

Goya's Los Caprichos: An Enlightened Bestiary

Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Thompson, Julie & Donahue-Wallace, Kelly, 1968-
Description: This paper discusses research on Francisco de Goya's series Los Caprichos. A semiotic analysis of Francisco de Goya's prints 'Todos Caeran' and 'Devota Profesion' examines how Goya modifies the medieval iconography of the siren, the owl, and the ass to embody immoral aspects of contemporary Spanish society.
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Enlightening Industry: Goya, Allegory and Women at Work

Enlightening Industry: Goya, Allegory and Women at Work

Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: DePetris, Kathrine & Donahue-Wallace, Kelly, 1968-
Description: This paper discusses research on Francisco de Goya's painting, Allegory of Industry, 1797-1802.
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The Other Mary: The Absence of Mary Magdalene in the Santa Maria Trastevere

The Other Mary: The Absence of Mary Magdalene in the Santa Maria Trastevere

Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Camp, Briana & Baxter, Denise Amy
Description: This paper discusses research on the absence of Mary Magdalene in the Santa Maria Basilica in Trastevere, Rome. The author's research examines the social context throughout Rome during the medieval era, the status of prostitution, spatial analysis of Trastevere, and the inevitable entrance of promiscuity through the Santa Maria Basilica in Trastevere.
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Making the Man: 'Suiting' Masculinity in Performance Art

Making the Man: 'Suiting' Masculinity in Performance Art

Date: March 31, 2005
Creator: Cornwell, Alicia & Way, Jennifer
Description: This paper examines research on the significance of clothing, specifically, the "men's suit," in select examples of contemporary American performance art. Drawing on sociology and art history, it considers the suit as a form of communication, and it suggests that performance artists Chris Burden, Paul McCarthy, and Vanessa Beecroft have used the "men's suit" to explore and communicate something about masculinity as a socially and culturally constructed hegemony.
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'Third World Artist': The Performance Art of Alexander Brener

'Third World Artist': The Performance Art of Alexander Brener

Date: March 31, 2005
Creator: Nersesova, Lisa & Way, Jennifer
Description: This paper discusses research on the performance art of Alexander Brener.
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The Research and Development of a Mediated Approach to Upper Elementary Level Art History/Appreciation Instruction

The Research and Development of a Mediated Approach to Upper Elementary Level Art History/Appreciation Instruction

Date: August 1984
Creator: Norman, Julie A.
Description: None
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The Patsy and Raymond Nasher Collection of Twentieth-Century Sculpture, 1967 to 1987

The Patsy and Raymond Nasher Collection of Twentieth-Century Sculpture, 1967 to 1987

Date: December 1990
Creator: Lamb, Jacquelyn R.
Description: None
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Nineteenth Century Light and Color Theory: Rainbow Science in the Art of Frederic Edwin Church

Nineteenth Century Light and Color Theory: Rainbow Science in the Art of Frederic Edwin Church

Date: May 1991
Creator: Upchurch, Diane M.
Description: None
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Art Education in the United States from 1883 to 1910 as a Reflection of Selected Philosophical and Psychological Thought of the Period

Art Education in the United States from 1883 to 1910 as a Reflection of Selected Philosophical and Psychological Thought of the Period

Date: August 1974
Creator: Roberts, Mary Carolyn
Description: None
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The Kimbell Art Museum Building from Concept to Completion

The Kimbell Art Museum Building from Concept to Completion

Date: December 1977
Creator: Connally, Alice Rebekah
Description: The problem of this thesis is to determine the evolution of the architectural design of the Kimbell Art Museum building from its origin as a concept to its realization in the completed structure. This study has two objectives.The first is to discover the process by which the physical museum building cam into being. The second is to trace the conceptual evolution of the Kimbell Art Museum building. This problem has three parts, each of which has been made the subject of a chapter. The first, "Concept Development," sets forth the pre-design concepts of the founder, the director, and the architect. The second, "Design Development," establishes a chronological sequence of architectural design presentations. The third, the "Conclusion," compares the pre-design concepts to the finished building.
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