Publication Date

1965

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Arends, Jack||Burke, Roy O.

Degree Name

M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts)

Department

Department of Fine Arts

LCSH

Art--Technique||Painting

Abstract

The purpose of this qualifying paper was to examine the writer's own painting style which he has developed and to which he has given the name Contourism. The further intent of the paper was the belief that a setting down in words of the ideas which had developed in the paintings would serve to strengthen the convictions upon which the visual expression was based. The paper was divided into three areas of concern: a concern with the basic considerations upon which the artist must make creative decisions with respect to the form of his work; a survey of history to suggest the traditional uses o f the contour line; and a premise for the writer's own Contourism. Throughout the paper special emphasis was placed on the artist's use of the contour. The writer feels strongly that the paper has led to a better understanding of his objectives as an artist. The paper also provides the reader with the fundamental tenets of Contourism and thus the opportunity for a fuller appreciation and understanding of its objectives as a visual expression.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

iii, 59 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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