Publication Date

1967

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Canon, Charles

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Art

LCSH

Art--Exhibitions||Painting

Abstract

The one-man show la an attempt to record certain progressions of material and ideas. Most artists begin with an academic approach to artistic expression. Through exposure to other ideas which stem from depth studies of Art History and contemporary artists, from observing works of students as well as from criticism of professors, there is a gradual change in the outlook of the artist; an exposure to and acceptance or rejection of certain aesthetic principles. The abstract drawings in pencil as well as the studies in oil crayon are evidence of a successful endeavor to reach beyond the traditional approach to reality, to go beyond surface illusion and attempt to express the more human and philosophical aspect of nature. From this aesthetic awakening also developed the idea, of nature as transparent, with all of the objects and beings existing around it as visual influences which can be expressed, and hopefully, this is a more intelligent and artistically mature way of seeing nature. The experiments in acrylic paint wore encouraging and as a result, an excellent and useful medium for mural painting was proven. The opportunity of actually painting a mural, the sketches, the problems which were solved, the physical work and the conclusions arrived at were all invaluable experiences which called on the sum of the artists ability and have developed aspects for future work.

Extent

[vii], 17 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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