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Geometry as the Structural Basis of Composition in Paintings by Botticelli

Description: Fewer geometrical analyses have been made of paintings than of any other group of works of art. For this reason ten paintings by a typical Florentine painter, Botticelli, were chosen by the author in order to find out; first, the extent to which geometrical divisions were used in determining the enclosing rectangles and the main lines of the composition; second, whether or not the same geometrically determined relationships were used by Botticelli frequently enough to be considered an important determinant of his style.
Date: 1942
Creator: Anderson, Kittie Blanks
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Painting with Clay

Description: The body of work created during this exploration indicates that painting approach can actively integrate with the clay element. The main point is the surface manipulation during this process. There are four factors relate to this manipulation: timing, action, style, and size. Overall, the painting approach can be modified to create a truly active relationship with clay element. The final touch by the fire and glazing techniques reflect paintings approach may be used in a variety way to decorate the clay element without any limits. Moreover, the painting approach need not be subordinate to the clay element. It can be used not only to complement the clay, but also to enhance any given clay pieces no matter what the shape is.
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Date: December 2003
Creator: Pan, Yi-Tze
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Sequence without Uniformity

Description: The inspiration for my undergraduate body of work is derived from my fascination with Henri Matisse, Jacob Lawrence, and the Impressionists. I suddenly became captivated with the Impressionist movement and the independence of abstraction. I set into motion a series of paintings and drawings featuring random African-Americans and African society representatives in vibrant color and abstracting forms, and was specifically concerned with altering the form outside of the realistic area. While in graduate school, I began to think about how the transformation from realism to abstraction combined with the conception of mortal to the immortal. I worked through ideas to see exactly where these views began, and where they would take me as an artist. Almost immediately I experimented with random figures found specifically in the N'debele culture in South Africa. In addition, I incorporated abstraction and expressive marks within the figure and slowly introduced cut paper, flat imagery and abstraction with the realistic figure. This became very challenging but I was determined to unite these ideas successfully. More recently, my work has concentrated on the essential elements that have influenced my work as an artist, which recedes to childhood. The main elements most prevalent within the work is rhythm and space. I learned to use the musical rhythm as an instinctive reference point, as well as exploring issues of space and solid areas of flat color, thus I strived to unite all areas together to create an integrated composition.
Date: August 2002
Creator: Woodford, Nicole Yvonne
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Transplants

Description: The body of work originating from this Problem in Lieu of Thesis consists of paintings on canvas that incorporate representations of plant material. The impetus for the paintings was black and white photocopies created from mounds of plant material placed on a copy machine. The resulting copies contained forms that were organic in appearance, but unrecognizable as known objects. Parts of the most interesting and ambiguous copies were used to develop the imagery of the paintings. The new forms served the purpose of creating visual interest from unexpected images. Combined with traditional painting techniques, the selected forms produced paintings of mysterious and playful worlds similar to those parts of the environment not readily accessed, such as galactic space, microscopic organisms, and ocean depths.
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Date: December 2004
Creator: Holden, Susan Morrow
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Organic Revelations

Description: Recently my creative process has led to a new area of investigation and exploration. I have discovered that I enjoy the unexpected occurrences that happen while painting. I have an appreciation for the parts of my works that do not follow the preliminary sketch and are produced more subconsciously. While usually this aspect has been restricted by the adherence to a preliminary sketch and narrative, the new works explore these occurrences more fully. In the new works, I worked in a more spontaneous manner to create work that does not focus strictly on narrative but reveals itself more as a journey or exploration.
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Date: May 2003
Creator: Jones, Paul David
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Reconstructing Strata Lines of Reality

Description: This problem in lieu of thesis centers around my work and involves the production of the film trilogy Knife, Fork and Spoon. The methodology for this project comes from my investigation of postmodernist theory and social norms. Three problems are addressed and my professional procedures and practices that helped me find solutions while working on these films are included in chapter two.
Date: May 2001
Creator: Crawford, William James
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The experimental preparation of earth pigments of Denton County, Texas

Description: This study is a report of a series of experiments, the purposes of which were to determine what natural pigments are available in Denton County, Texas, the variety, quality and quantity of the native pigments as compared with standard commercial pigments, and the sustainability of these native pigments for use in the preparation of artists' colors.
Date: August 1941
Creator: Gough, Ray
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An Investigation of the Use of Acrylic Polymer Paints in Printing Photographic Silk Screen Images

Description: This study investigates the adaptability of plastic paints to photographic silk screen materials and methods. The problem was to experiment with and further develop another technique for the artist, the silk screening of photographic images directly onto the painting surface with acrylic polymer paint.
Date: May 1972
Creator: Blue, Monte L.
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Synthesis of the Personal and the Political in the Works of May Stevens

Description: This thesis is an investigation of the way in which the painter May Stevens (b. 1924) synthesizes her personal experiences and political philosophy to form complex and enduring works of art. Primary data was accumulated through an extended interview with May Stevens and by examining her works on exhibit in New York and Boston. An analysis of selected works from her "Big Daddy" and "Ordinary/Extraordinary" series revealed how her personal feelings about her own family became entwined with larger political issues. As an important member of the feminist art movement that evolved during the 1970s, she celebrated this new kinship among women in paintings that also explored the contradictions in their lives. In more recent work she has explored complex social issues such as teenage prostitution, sexism, and child abuse in a variety of artistic styles and media. This study investigates how May Stevens continues to portray issues of international significance in works that consistently engage the viewer on a personal, almost visceral level.
Date: May 1998
Creator: Abbott, Janet Gail
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Dancing Couple

Description: Painting of a large group of people at a party with a dancing couple in the center of the image. A group of people on the left are eating around a table. Other people are conversing on the right and there are musicians playing a violin and piccolo. They are on a porch under a trellis covered in vines and buildings are visible in the background.
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Date: 1663
Creator: Steen, Jan
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Lady Elizabeth Delmé and Her Children

Description: Portrait of Lady Elizabeth Delmé, seated under a tree with her left arm around a young boy and girl. A dog is seated in front of the children. Other trees are visible in teh background.
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Date: 1777/1779
Creator: Reynolds, Joshua
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A Lady Writing

Description: Portrait of a young lady seated in a chair at a table, visible from the waist up. She is wearing a yellow jacket with spotted fur trim and decorative headdress. There is a wooden box on the table and the woman is writing in a book.
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Date: 1665~
Creator: Vermeer, Jan
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The Seine

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Date: 1902~
Creator: Tanner, Henry Ossawa
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Butterflies

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Date: 1914
Creator: Redon, Odilon
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Two Roses on a Tablecloth

Description: Oil painting of two light-colored roses on a white tablecloth.
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Date: 1882/1883
Creator: Manet, Éduard
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Self-Portrait

Description: Near abstract painting of a older male figure wearing glasses.
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Date: 1996
Creator: Richter, Gerhard
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Butterflies

Description: Oil painting of butterflies above flowers, rocks, and water, against a blue sky.
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Date: 1910
Creator: Redon, Odilon
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Repetitious Vision

Description: Painting of red, black and while vertical lines containing three rows of repeated objects.
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Date: 1987~
Creator: Bleckner, Ross
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Whisk

Description: Painting of peach, brown and gray female portrait; 3/4ths view. Raised gray triangle shapes throughout clothing.
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Date: 1999
Creator: Nutt, Jim
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Channel at Gravelines, Evening

Description: Oil painting of several sailboats on the water; buildings are visible in the background
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Date: 1890
Creator: Seurat, Georges, 1859-1891
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