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The Boundaries of Femininity: A Case for Two Women Artists Working in Eighteenth-century France
Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun and Adélaïde Labille-Guiard were two of the most prominent women artists in France during the second half of the eighteenth-century. I argue in this thesis that in their responses to a range of ...
François Boucher and His Chinoiserie
In this master's thesis, I reexamine the Chinoiserie of the French Rococo artist François Boucher (1703-1770). First, I discuss the French concept of China during the first half of the eighteenth century. Second, I analyze how Boucher's Chinese...
Embroidering Biblical Heroines in Seventeenth-Century England
English embroideries in the seventeenth century frequently depict biblical narratives that feature examples of proper female behavior. Produced by young girls and women, they were made to adorn the embroiderer’s home in ...
Dining and revelry in French rococo art
This thesis explores the popularization of the theme of the 'hunt luncheon' in the Rococo period, within the context of the châteaux renovations undertaken during the reign of Louis XV. In 1730s, the young king commissioned ...
Egypt, the Fictive Theater of Napoleon's Glory: A Celebration of the Egyptian Campaign in Paintings, Architecture, and Decorative Arts
then explore the promotion of the expedition in the areas of architecture, interior furnishings and the decorative arts. I examine the selection of sources from ancient Rome and Egypt, exploring in particular interiors by Napoleon's lead architects Charles...
Forgotten landmark: the Municipal Auditorium of Kansas City, Missouri
The Municipal Auditorium is a grand civic building in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, which encompasses venues for theater, music and athletics. Designed by Gentry, Voskamp, and Neville, and associated architects, Hoit, Price, and Barnes, and built...