Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Luminous Mysteries
by Kim, Yoonkyung, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 14; 1507640
Abstract (Summary)

My art involves the idea that art and religion are similar in the aspect that both art and religion possess a quality somewhat transcendental of our physical environment. My oil glaze paintings, watercolors, prints and drawings are the result of my aesthetic experience relating to the rosary, particularly with meditation on "The Luminous Mysteries" which embrace spiritual fruits of the Catholic Faith. I focused on making interesting compositions, manipulating reflection, color, and light to make my art look glorious. A sense of Vanitas pervades the work, the idea that life is transient but the lightness of being is eternal. Influences on my work included 16th and 17 th Northern European Renaissance still life painting, and more contemporary artists Audrey Flack, Rene Magritte and Korean artist, Daeyeon Kim. My MFA exhibition shows the evolution of my own work, practice and inspiration that has made my faith in both art and religion stronger.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Grey, Jennifer J.
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Fine arts
Keywords: Drawing, Original artwork, Painting, Printmaking
Publication Number: 1507640
ISBN: 978-1-267-18153-4
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