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Title:Metaphysics and Materiality: Landscape Painting and the Art of Kay WalkingStick
Author(s):Seppi, Lisa Ann
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Fineberg, Jonathan
Department / Program:Art History
Discipline:Art History
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Women's Studies
Abstract:This dissertation, the first monographic treatment of WalkingStick's work, follows a chronology of her career tracing the growth and progression of WalkingStick's aesthetic and intellectual concerns as they have developed around three recurring elements: the body, abstraction, and landscape. In order to situate WalkingStick's work within a broader context of philosophical, social and psychological issues, her oeuvre is recontextualized in relation to the larger discourse of American art history, including feminist art history and representations of the female nude, the metaphysics of modernism and abstract art, and late twentieth century practices of landscape painting, and in a dialectic with artists, not restricted to those of Native American descent, whose work articulates physical, psychological, conceptual, and spiritual connections between personal identity and the land.
Issue Date:2005
Description:322 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3202169
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2005

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