Title page for ETD etd-06082005-150533

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Coke, Joanna Norcross
Author's Email Address jcoke1@lsu.edu
URN etd-06082005-150533
Title Persona
Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Department Art
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Denyce Celentano Committee Chair
Darius Spieth Committee Member
Kelli Scott Kelley Committee Member
Leslie Koptcho Committee Member
Melody Guichet Committee Member
  • psychological
  • emotional
  • female
  • narrative
  • figurative
  • painting
Date of Defense 2005-04-11
Availability unrestricted
The narrative oil paintings in this show illustrate one or two female characters set in domestic interior spaces. The scenes bring with them allusions to suggest that something unusual has just happened or is about to happen by heightening the psychological emotional moments. The subject matter is intimate and painted on small supports to reinforce these feelings. The images go beyond the observed visual aesthetic or representation by shifting the picture plane and using dramatic color palettes and lighting to create deeper interior spaces, adding to the tension.
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