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dc.contributor.advisorDunbar, Burton L. (Burton Lewis)eng
dc.contributor.authorFinkelstein, Stephanie Lynneeng
dc.contributor.sponsorArt and Art History
dc.date.issued2012eng
dc.date.submitted2012 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page,viewed on June 13, 2012eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Burton Dunbareng
dc.descriptionVitaeng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographic references (p. 76-78)eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Dept. of Art and Art History. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012eng
dc.description.abstractAna Mendieta was a Cuban-American female artist, whose work was a continuing search for identity throughout her life. She often searched for her roots in the earth itself, using it directly in her art and with her own body. This "return to the earth" was a metaphor for her life on many levels. Mendieta refers back to the Earth as a sense of home, literally and figuratively, as a tie to feminism and her womanhood, and her bond with religion, particularly the pagan-inflected, Cuban Catholicism known as Santeria. Tying her body to the land is how she felt an abundance of power and found her real niche. Mendieta utilized the earth and the land for most of her artistic career, which spanned from roughly 1972 to 1985, when she fell to her untimely death at age 36. Many know her for her death rather than her life, as Carl Andre, famous minimalist artist and her husband, was accused but acquitted of pushing her out of their 34th story window to her demise. Mendieta's art was often overshadowed- a problem many women artists encounter. Yet, Mendieta's posthumous notoriety helped redress her artworks. The search for Ana Mendieta's identity continues even after her death, as her work continues to be redressed and more recognized in current times.eng
dc.description.sponsorshipCollege of Arts and Sciences
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- Ana Mendieta: biography and overview of her art -- Major phases of work in her exploration of identity -- State of research: exploring and redressing her absence in the art world -- Conclusion -- Illustrations -- Biographical time lineeng
dc.description.versionmonographic
dc.format.extentvii, 82 pageseng
dc.format.mediumtext
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/14640eng
dc.languageEnglish
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dc.rightsOpen Access (fully available)
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dc.subject.lcshMendieta, Ana, -- 1948-1985eng
dc.subject.lcshWomen artistseng
dc.subject.lcshSelf-perception in womeneng
dc.subject.lcshEarthworks (Art)eng
dc.subject.otherThesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Art and art historyeng
dc.titleAna Mendieta- a search for identityeng
dc.typeThesiseng
dc.type.genreGraduate
thesis.degree.disciplineArt and Art Historyeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameMA (Master of Arts)eng


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