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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

by Franco, Cesar A., M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 12; 1522222
Abstract (Summary)

My thesis exhibition, Sentido, is a body of work that speaks about my personal interpretation of the events that take place in the world around and within me. Sentido is composed of paintings and drawings which are materializations of how I make sense of my human condition. It is a body of work highly influenced by works created during the Italian Renaissance and Spanish Baroque. The paintings and drawings in my thesis show are compositions in which elements of the figurative painting and drawing process are considered and carefully assigned a specific role in the overall development of the picture. My work addresses themes, ideas or concepts of my human condition and experience (i.e. love, loss, lust, understanding, searching, internal growth and evolution). Through the visual language I aim to connect with the viewer, share fragments of my human experience, hoping to engage him/her in a dialogue which will allow reflections about his/her personal human condition.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Cretara, Domenic
Commitee: Ji, Yu, Zokosky, Peter
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Art
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Fine arts
Publication Number: 1522222
ISBN: 978-1-267-97709-0
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