Title page for ETD etd-04152004-125755

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Link, Janet K.
Author's Email Address jlink2@lsu.edu
URN etd-04152004-125755
Title True Image
Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Department Art
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Michael Crespo Committee Chair
Kelli Scott Kelley Committee Member
Kirsten Noreen Committee Member
Mark Zucker Committee Member
Paul Dean Committee Member
  • symbolism
  • portraits
  • icons
  • painting
  • drawing
  • installation
Date of Defense 2004-04-12
Availability unrestricted
A still-life is often the painted record of a complex arrangement of objects. My aim in making the visual portion of TRUE IMAGE is to turn this sort of still-life inside out. Rather than arranging a collection of objects and making a painted or drawn image of the set up, I made simple images of things and arranged them with actual objects into three larger tableaux. The subjects of the paintings and drawings are these: checkerboards, objects, portraits, and shadows. The subjects of the tableaux are work (LABOR), home (DOMUS), and church (ECCLESIA). Viewed as a whole the exhibition asks questions about realism, artifice, illusion and perception.
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