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The Kimbell Art Museum Building from Concept to Completion

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.
Date: December 1977
Creator: Connally, Alice Rebekah
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A King's Decapitation

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.
Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Palyu, Cheryl & Donahue-Wallace, Kelly, 1968-
Partner: UNT Honors College

Goya's Fantastic Vision of Madness

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.
Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Prater, Paige & Abel, Mickey S.
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Goya's Los Caprichos: An Enlightened Bestiary

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.
Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Thompson, Julie & Donahue-Wallace, Kelly, 1968-
Partner: UNT Honors College

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

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.
Date: April 14, 2011
Creator: Camp, Briana & Baxter, Denise Amy
Partner: UNT Honors College

Making the Man: 'Suiting' Masculinity in Performance Art

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.
Date: March 31, 2005
Creator: Cornwell, Alicia & Way, Jennifer
Partner: UNT Honors College

A catalogue of American Victorian chairs and sofas at Dallas Old City Park restoration village, January 1, 1975

Description: This catalogue was done to help justify the historical significance of the furnishing collections destined for use in the restoration of Old City Park. Organized according to substyles, the catalogue contains data collected on each entry and is illustrated by color slides. A brief account of the American Victorian Period precedes these entries.
Date: May 1976
Creator: Burgess, Sue Irene
Partner: UNT Libraries

Nineteenth century English fresco

Description: The problem of this investigation is determining the artists, places, dates, subjects, and types of frescoes done in nineteenth century England. Included in this paper are discussions of the artists, chronology, the fresco projects, stylistic considerations, reasons for using fresco, and fresco's relevance to the subjects of the paintings.
Date: August 1980
Creator: Jay, Christina Bergquist
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The Chinese tea trade and its influence on the English garden of the eighteenth century

Description: The problem discusses the influence that tea trade between England and China may have had on eighteenth-century English garden architecture and aesthetics. Five chapters include an historical overview of non-Oriental influences on the garden, the relationship between Britain and China, the evolution of the tea trade, the motifs and decoration of tea wares, and a summary with conclusions.
Date: August 1983
Creator: Miller, Bobbie J.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A catalog of miniature case and seating furniture categorized as being of the second size, which are owned by five museums and historical societies of Texas and Louisiana

Description: The purpose of this study is to catalog the miniature case and seating furniture categorized as being of the second size (furniture for larger dolls and models) and owned by the public museums and historical societies of Texas and Louisiana.
Date: August 1978
Creator: Parsons, Robert Alan
Partner: UNT Libraries

The influence of flamenco on selected works of Picasso

Description: This thesis investigates, analyzes, and discusses Picasso's imagery in the cultural context of the nineteenth-century Spanish tradition of flamenco. The following essay discusses selected works which illustrate how and why the highly emotional, indigenous Spanish art of flamenco either consciously or subconsciously made a dynamic impact on the life and art of one of the twentieth century's most revolutionary artists.
Date: August 1995
Creator: Twell, Mary Tudor
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Benjamin West's St. Paul shaking the viper from his hand after the shipwreck: altarpiece of 1789 and designs for other decorative works in the chapel of St. Peter and St. Paul, The Royal Naval College, London

Description: This thesis analyzes Benjamin West's altarpiece St. Paul Shaking the Viper from His Hand After the Shipwreck and his designs for thirty-three related artworks in the Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich, England, as a synthesis of the major influences in his life and as an example of both traditional and innovative themes in his artistic style of the late eighteenth century.
Date: December 1995
Creator: Hanna, Margaret A. (Margaret Ann)
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Adélaide Labille-Guiard and Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun: portraitists in the age of the French Revolution

Description: This thesis examines the portraiture of Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun and Adélaide Labille-Guiard within the context of their time. Analysis of specific portraits in American collections is provided, along with an examination of their careers: early education, Academic Royale membership, Salon exhibitions, and the French Revolution.
Date: August 1996
Creator: Carlisle, Tara McDermott
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Pieter Bruegel the Elder's Apocalyptic Fortitude

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.
Date: December 1997
Creator: Burris, Suzanne Lynn
Partner: UNT Libraries