Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

So Exotic
by Mousa, Shaden B., M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 8; 1486511
Abstract (Summary)

So Exotic explored the exotic by reframing Orientalism, the way the West illustrates the East. In these depictions there is often a luscious overabundance of wealth, food, flora and fauna, a sexually charged atmosphere, and a seeming depiction of people who have nothing to do but lounge around for what seems like an eternity. The concept was intentionally general allowing the viewer to experience their own reactions to the notion of the exotic within a surreal space that strangely re-contextualized images and objects that identify with the exotic. It consisted of a solo exhibition of my work as well as a group exhibition that I curated.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Marsh, Anthony
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Fine arts
Keywords: Original artwork
Publication Number: 1486511
ISBN: 978-1-124-25134-9
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