Date of Award

5-17-2008

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS)

Department

Liberal Studies

First Reader

Jay Rogoff

Second Reader

John Weber

Abstract

This project incorporates the production of written materials that support a proposed art exhibit of curated selections from Eduarao Paolozzi's General Dynamic F.U.N. print series, a holding in the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery' s permanent collection. Included in this project are reproductions of the curated artwork, a catalog introduction, introductory wall text and exhibit labels, and four creative essays.

Eduardo Paolozzi was a forceful proponent in the 1950s-1960s of the appropriation of American pop cultural iconography for works of art. His work bridged formal Surrealism and the inception of the Pop Art movement in Britain. The exhibit labels and catalog introduction examine the historical, psychological, cultural, and philosophical contexts in which Paolozzi's art developed. The essays were conceived as a means to lessen the distance between viewer and art by adding another layer of meaning to the exhibited prints.

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