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This thesis surveys medieval English bestiaries, focusing on three of the anomalous “transitional” family manuscripts and two animals within these, the hedgehog and the bee. These three manuscripts are New York, Pierpont Morgan Library, MS M.81…


Motte Alston Read (1872-1920) amassed around four hundred Japanese woodblock prints during the first two decades of the twentieth century, working meticulously to assemble a group of prints that were representative of the history of Japanese…


Orderly rows of plants painted with botanical specificity by Vittore Carpaccio (c. 1460-1525/6 CE) were observed along the lower edges of several paintings within the cycle portraying the Legend of Saint Ursula, commissioned by the Scuola di Sant'…


My thesis reads Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres's 1819 Paolo and Francesca against its literary source, canto 5 of Dante's Inferno, to learn both how the artist interpreted this text and how his own cultural context informed that interpretation.…


This paper examines the broader contexts of the decorative program of the Theodotus Chapel in Santa Maria Antiqua, Rome. Byzantium's influence on Rome's artistic culture in the eighth century, in the midst of the iconoclastic controversy,…


The Arduino microcontroller is a malleable tool used in art and design. Started as an educational prototyping tool it contiues to expand due to the thriving community and open source nature. Because open source initiatives allow for modification,…


Over its almost forty-five year history, video art has evolved from works that highlight the inherent characteristics of the medium itself—immediacy, facility for real-time, a capacity for voyeurism and surveillance, and an intrinsic,…

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