Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

by Bratton, Christopher, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 13; 1499233
Abstract (Summary)

American portraiture has always defined and recorded our culture and history. Portraiture possesses the unique ability to ask both: "Who are we?" and "What is art?" Inspired by the psychological portraiture of Alice Neel, Francis Bacon, and Gerhard Richter, Pursuit is a body of work that began with my exploration of portraiture through the self-portrait and then expanded to include a group of men familiar to me. Meant to serve as a visual form of Gonzo Journalism, Pursuit is a recording of emerging artists who now live in Los Angeles, California. Constant themes in my work include subjectivity, passage of time and, most importantly, technology and its social consequences.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Cretara, Domenic
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Fine arts
Publication Number: 1499233
ISBN: 978-1-124-85718-3
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