Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Art from the Abyss
by French, Timothy Paul, M.F.A., East Carolina University, 2011, 45; 1493506
Abstract (Summary)

This document is written in support of the thesis exhibition, Art from the Abyss, which represents and supports the idea of art-making as a catharsis. Through these works, negative emotions are identified, named, and given an image. Frightening emotional issues become visual caricatures, placed within a non-threatening context, where they can be understood. Understanding creates tolerance, and lessens fear and distrust. The metaphorical abyss is not just a repository for potential evil, but an important source of positive, creative energy.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Eagle, John S.
Commitee: Blake, Beth, Pruitt, Sharon, Walker-Bailey, Catherine
School: East Carolina University
Department: Art
School Location: United States -- North Carolina
Source: MAI 49/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Fine arts
Keywords: Abyss, Art, Lowbrow, Original artwork, Painting, Pop, Surrealism
Publication Number: 1493506
ISBN: 9781124659794
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