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Buried with Tiffany: A Conservation Plan for the Tiffany Glass Mosaics of the Harris C. Fahnestock Mausoleum at the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York
Kress, Alexandra Elizabeth
This thesis examines the interior glass mosaics of the Harris C. Fahnestock mausoleum within The Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York. A conservation plan was developed to preserve the only complete mosaic interior by Louis Comfort Tiffany at The Woodlawn Cemetery. This particular design is one of Tiffany’s earliest ecclesiastical commissions and contains a rare example of a domed mosaic interior. A comprehensive evaluation of exterior envelope defined the interior mosaic deterioration. Material analysis was performed on sections of the mosaic composition. Recommendations are made for a conservation plan to prevent further deterioration of this significant mortuary decorative art.
Pereira, Tania Calovi
This Dissertation studies the theory and works of the Swiss artist and architect Max Bill, and more specifically the relationship between his art and architecture. As a student in the Bauhaus from 1927 to 1929 Max Bill studied under the directorship of Walter Gropius and his efforts to unify the arts with a rational orientation and input from sociologists and gestalt psychologists. Though this synthesis of the arts was never realized in the Bauhaus, it has remained a sought after ideal as it had been long before Gropius' time. This Dissertation argues that Max Bill's artwork and architecture represent one...
Hector Guimard, political movements, and the Paris Metro: Natural sympathies, governing harmony, and social change
Hector Guimard (1867-1944) looked to the forms of nature in hopes of reforming society. His architecture tells a political story, but this has been virtually absent from all previous discussions of his work. Guimard was passionately active in Paris as a social reformer, laboring alongside legislative leaders and progressive journalists. The same nexus of beliefs shaped his ideals of both government and design. In this respect he followed his English inspirations, William Morris and John Ruskin, more than his French contemporaries such as Emile Gallé and Auguste Rodin. Guimard's political vision carried his work beyond the psychological interiority of the...
Architecture in the manner of Giovanni Battista Piranesi: Ornamental excess and the apotropaic function of grotesque representations
Giovanni Battista Piranesi's architectural representations have made significant contributions to the historiography of early modern architecture. His achievements in this regard continue to enthrall many a contemporary scholar solicitous in identifying the larger polemical and theoretical context within which he imaginatively depicted architectural figures. The following dissertation maintains Piranesi's inventive manner was largely characterized by his return to the prodigious number of ruins which demonstrated the presence in antiquity of forms of figuration incongruous, licentious and capricious. So vast had been their numbers, Piranesi adopted their eccentric characteristics in the creation of his own genres of representation. And revealing the...
Primeiros passos de maturidade a caminho da reintegração cromática diferenciada em pintura de cavalete em Portugal
Ana Bailão; Frederico Henriques; Madalena Cabral; Alexandre Gonçalves
El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar y contextualizar la reintegración cromática diferenciada en la pintura de caballete durante el siglo XX en Portugal. Se trata de un estudio de los criterios con base en las actividades de reintegración cromática llevadas a cabo por Abel de Moura y Fernando Mardel en dos paneles de pinturas sobre madera: el tríptico de "Pietá com dois Santos", perteneciente a lo Museu de Artes Decorativas Portuguesas, Fundação Ricardo do Espírito Santo Silva (FRESS) y el tríptico de la Iglesia de “Encarnação”, en la actualidad en el Museo de Arte Sacro en Funchal. El área...
A arte ao serviço do império e das colónias: o contributo de alguns programas expositivos e museológicos para o discurso de legitimação territorial
Carla Alferes Pinto
Em 1966 saiu o livro A Arte Indo-Portuguesa, da autoria de Madalena de Cagigal e Silva (1920-1984). Surgido num contexto de afirmação nacionalista face aos acontecimentos políticos e diplomáticos que circunstanciaram a sua publicação, a reconfiguração do indo-português em categoria artística foi o corolário de um processo de afirmação de Portugal através da narrativa que associava a ideia da “heroica gesta descobridora dos Portugueses” aos objetos artísticos. A classificação de objetos artísticos como indo-portugueses surgira no âmbito da realização da exposição Special Loan Exhibition of Spanish and Portuguese Ornamental Art (1881) no South Kensington Museum em Londres. Recebida, utilizada e...
Euler Sandeville Júnior; Maria Fernanda Derntl
Experiências formais realizadas a partir do final da Primeira Guerra deram novo impulso à reformulação das concepções então correntes para os jardins. Notamos algumas tendências contrastantes que coexistiam nessa época: uma, então dominante, representada por um ambiente profissional respondendo a uma demanda particular e do Estado, de caráter conservador e nacionalista, outras, de renovação, representadas por paisagistas e por arquitetos de alguma forma vinculados às vanguardas. O objetivo deste trabalho é destacar duas tendências modernizantes atuando na produção paisagística na Europa dos anos de 1920. Uma delas, desenvolvida por paisagistas e arquitetos, mostra forte influência do cubismo e do expressionismo,...
THE TECHNIQUES FOR CREATING IMAGES OF PRINT PATTERNS IN THE PROCESS OF STUDYING THE DEVELOPMENT OF ARTISTIC TASTES OF STUDENTS-PAINTERS BY MEANS OF TEXTILE GRAPHICS
M. K. KULIKOVA
The character of textile images is closely linked with the specifics of the production technology and this largely determines some of the techniques and types of graphic organization. The textile graphics is continuously enriched with new techniques. Some of them were borrowed from easel graphic art, decorative art, design. This article describes some techniques used to create the images of print patterns in the process of studying the development of artistic taste of art students by means of textile graphics. The scenic effect may be obtained by spatial (additive) mixing of colors. This technique is reflected in the paintings of artists-pointillists. The picturesque effect of their works is explained by using different color strokes...
I. N. Bryanskiy; D. N. Kondratenko
In the context of problems of art and technical ethics of methodology of production of products of decorative applied art, and also works of a creative orientation the need for publicizing of the existing modern methods of production of objects of decorative applied art becomes aggravated. It considered stages of modernization of the modern equipment, easel type and the small manual tool. Introduction stages in various branches of human activity and efficiency of influence. The survey theory, the general perspective and a way of the decision is provided in the first part of article. Isolation of a method of production...
Coleccionismo de arte, museos y procesos de legitimación artística. Estudio de caso del Museo Lladró
Ricard Ramon Camps
El artículo estudia el caso de la creación de la colección pictórica de la empresa de producción de cerámica Lladró. Se investiga la relación que se establece entre la elección de estas obras y el período cronológico que abarcan. Explicamos la relación entre la pintura valenciana y las piezas de porcelana comercializadas por la empresa. Analizamos cómo la práctica coleccionista de la empresa responde a una estrategia de posicionamiento jerárquico de sus productos, para que sean identificados y valorados como obras de arte y no como objetos industriales, decorativos o kitsch. Todo ello facilita el análisis de las formas de...
Several collections of brilliant objects were put on display following the opening of the British Museum (Natural History) in South Kensington in 1881. These objects resemble jewels both in their exquisite lustre and in their hybrid status between nature and culture, science and art. This thesis asks how these jewel-like hybrids – including shiny preserved beetles, iridescent taxidermised hummingbirds, translucent glass jellyfish as well as crystals and minerals themselves – functioned outside of normative gender expectations of Victorian museums and scientific culture. Such displays’ dazzling spectacles refract the linear expectations of earlier natural history taxonomies and confound the narrative of...
The article analyses different forms of easel painting, monumental and decorative art and photography existing in modern universities. It observes how the function of art changes in the context of modernization of culture and higher education. The role of initiators of art spaces in universities is also featured.
"Daños, engaños y desengaños, frutos son de los años": the semantic value of rhyme in the Spanish baroque sonnets on the transience of life
One of the most recurring Baroque themes is without a doubt the topic of tempus fugit, which inspired numerous contemplations about the ephemeral nature of life, the brevity of the earthly existence and the omnipresence of death. The obsession with the passing of time in the Spanish Baroque sonnets on the ephemerality of life can also be observed on the level of rhyme, which far from being merely an ornamental item, actually contributes important semantic value to the poem. Rhymes such as años/daños/engaños/desengaños or mañana/vana, jornada/nada reappear almost obsessively throughout the corpus of Baroque poetry and form semantic knots that highlight the principal theme of the sonnet....
The paper discusses the decoration of pottery of the Neolithic Jomon culture (Japanese Archipelago, 13600–900 BC). The comb-impressed pattern produced by various kinds of cord or rope stamps is considered as the ‘calling card’ of Jomon pottery from the earliest cultural periods to the latest. Another kind of decoration recognized recently uses the cord not as a patterning tool, but as an essential motif of decorative composition. High relief elements imitate cordage forms and structures – knots, loops, hanging cord, net, etc. This kind of decoration corresponds to the pottery of Mid-dle Jomon period (3500–2500 BC) sites located in northern...
Neval KARAKUŞ SAKİN
Ebru is a decorative art that is used to embroider a number of natural beauties and a riot of colours, coming from the bottom of the heart, on to water and then transfer them on to paper and keep the survival of the art alive on the paper. There are many varieties of Ebru. These are sometimes called by the pattern construction technique or connotations of the design, and sometimes called by the name of the artist that used the technique first. The varieties of Ebru can be classified in two main titles as classical and modern. Sub-headings of classical ebru...
Erin J. Campbell
To transcend the divisions in art historical research between high art and decorative art, this study proposes an ecological approach. Drawing on research in the social sciences and humanities, and using the early modern domestic interior as a case study, the essay develops the concepts of environment, ecology, meshwork, assemblage, distributive agency, vital materiality, and matter as social performance, which appear in the work of political scientist Jane Bennett, feminist philosopher Karen Barad, sociologist Bruno Latour, anthropologist Tim Ingold, and others. As the study argues, such concepts provide a phenomenological, integrative, and non-hierarchical framework for the study of the decorative...
The decorative arts within art historical discourse: where is the dialogue now and where is it heading?
Christina M. Anderson; Catherine L. Futter
Report on the panel held in New York in 2013 titled ‘The Decorative Arts Within Art Historical Discourse: Where is the Dialogue Now and Where is It Heading?’ at the College Art Association annual meeting. The essay sets out the parameters for the conference, elucidates which texts have played important roles in the formation of the discourse to date and gives précises of the papers that were delivered at the conference along with their varying viewpoints.