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.
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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.
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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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