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The concerns represented by contemporary Chinese art that has emerged in the late 1970s are societal issues such as consumerism, cultural identity, and gender. Issues of gender have been increasingly visible in societies where artists also…


This study examines five impressive multi-block woodcut prints of the early sixteenth century as a phenomenon that deserves investigation. How did such elaborate prints come into being, who was involved, what techniques were employed, and what…


An exploration of the artist, color theorist, and educator Josef Albers' seminal work, "Interaction of Color", published by Yale University Press in 1963. An analysis of Albers' experimental teaching methods and empirical understanding of color…


This thesis is an examination of contemporary Arab-American cultural hybridity and different tactics that are used to define this identity. These tactics are illustrated through visual and contextual analysis of the work of three Arab-American…


George Nakashima's (1905-1990) devoted treatment of materials and the simplicity and restfulness of his furniture and architecture, directed me to place him as a modern vernacular architect who challenged more traditional accounts of mid-century…


According to Art Historian Émile Mâle, the thirteenth century was a glorious period in the history of Christian art, a period when all the radiant aspects of Christianity were reflected: goodness, gentleness, and love. He writes, “Art never…