• "Art is religion:" Adolf Hoelzel's modernism 

    Reeber, Sharon (2012)
    This study considers the work of Austrian-born Adolf Hoelzel (1853-1934), an innovative artist and educator whose contributions to German modernism deserve to be reassessed. His intense lifelong search to understand the ...
  • Diego Rivera: constructing a myth 

    Nordholm, Hilary, 1976- (2011)
    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 ...
  • Dining and revelry in French rococo art 

    Williams, Sarah J. Sylvester (2012)
    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 ...
  • Gao Brothers' Execution of Christ: visual lexicon transcending culture, time, and place 

    Leung, Christina S.Y. (Christina Soon-Ying), 1980- (2011)
    After the death of Chairman Mao Zedong in 1979, China began a national transformation from a once self-imposed isolated culture to one that hoped to be economically and culturally engaged with the rest of the world. Chinese ...
  • George Catlin and the Pipestone Quarry: paradise of the red gods 

    Mundy, Denise Louise (2012)
    George Catlin, pioneer, author, ethnographer, entrepreneur, was foremost an artist of exceptional talents. He made five difficult journeys westward from 1830-1836 to paint the Native Americans and their way of life. His ...
  • Subversion of the gaze Degas and the social implications of his Dancers 

    Martin, Lisa Simone (2011)
    Edgar Degas' portrayal of women has generated particular interest. His subjects were often thought to be women of ill-repute, yet Degas shows them hard at work. I believe that Degas purposefully set out to chronicle the ...