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Analog


2011 2011

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This thesis seeks to explain the artist's decision to work with seventeenth-century Dutch vanitas and memento mori still life painting as the primary influence upon her body of photographic still life. The thesis describes the connection the artist asserts between seventeenth-century Dutch culture and the contemporary American popular culture, politics and the current economic situation. The thesis also describes the artist's interest in mysterum tremendum et fascinans and how that interest finds shape in her photographic production. The thesis delves into the artist's relationship to object through an exploration of the opposing views of object and craft exemplified by the artist's grandmothers.

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Subject
Fine arts;
Art history
Classification
0357: Fine arts
0377: Art history
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Memento mori; Objects; Photograph; Still life; Vanitas
Title
Analog
Author
Sifers, Katherine Melissa
Number of pages
28
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
0075
Source
MAI 49/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124684017
Advisor
Obler, Bibiana; Rigg, Siobhan
University/institution
The George Washington University
Department
Fine Arts and Art History
University location
United States -- District of Columbia
Degree
M.F.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1494239
ProQuest document ID
873744943
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/873744943
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