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Painting the Mundane: An Examination of the Life and Career of René Magritte
This thesis explores the important role René Magritte's biography plays in relation to his work as a painter. His works were primarily inspired by his middle class lifestyle and upbringing, something that was uncommon ...
Gulshan Muraqqa’: An Imperial Discretion
This thesis researches two folios (pages) from the Gulshan muraqqa’, an imperial album of the Mughal Empire. The two folios, The Poet and the Prince and A Buffalo Hunting a Lioness, are currently in the permanent ...
Egypt, the Fictive Theater of Napoleon's Glory: A Celebration of the Egyptian Campaign in Paintings, Architecture, and Decorative Arts
The reign of Napoleon Bonaparte was one of military glory, both real and imagined. In this thesis, I examine the promotion of Napoleon's Egyptian campaign (1798-1801), perhaps the most disastrous episode of his military ...
Diego Rivera: constructing a myth
Diego Rivera was a master of creating visual languages to express his ideas and beliefs. Throughout his life, he actively sought to define Mexican culture and his life through his art and his writing. Much of how he is ...
Making the Connection: J.B. Murray and the Scripts and Forms of Africa
This dissertation focuses on the artwork of J.B. Murray, an African American artist from Mitchell, Georgia. The goal of this dissertation is to explore J.B. Murray’s production of protective scripts and spirit figures. ...