Art and Becoming-Animal: Reconceptualizing the Animal Imagery in Dorothea Tanning's Post-1955 Paintings
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| Contributor(s):: Samantha Karam
In 1955, American artist Dorothea Tanning abandoned her figurative Surrealist renderings of dream-like scenarios in favor of a complexly abstract and fragmented style of painting. With few exceptions, the ways in which Tanning’s later works function independently of her earlier paintings...
The pet in contemporary art
| Contributor(s):: Elmarie Pretorius
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the figure of the pet in contemporary art. I will argue that the pet offers rich potential for creative exploration that challenges the conventional binaries of self/other, human/animal, and tame/wild in a way that tries to speak of a different...
Mixed Human-Animal Representations in Palaeolithic Art:An Anthropological Perspective
| Contributor(s):: Enrico Comba
Palaeolithic art, particularly cave art, is largely dominated by animal representations, described in a remarkable naturalistic and detailed style. This has led to an interpretation of this art as simply a description of the “natural” environment surrounding prehistoric...
Pet Provocateur: Questioning Human/Non-Human Relationships in Visual Representations
| Contributor(s):: Linsen Settembrini
This thesis consists of two parts, one visual and the other textual. For the first section I have created a series of ostentatious paintings concerning the animal subject as a protagonist in our consumer culture. The result was a solo exhibition titled zooccoco by phat glitz, which illustrated...
Horse / human entanglements: new materialisms and non-human perspectives in art
| Contributor(s):: Madeleine Jean Boyd
Making Art with Horses is a liminal experiment at the intersection of animal studies and performative contemporary art. A starting point for research is the assertion that non-human species and processes have perspectives, and that these perspectives have been under-explored in contemporary art...
Art, Artistic Research, and the Animal Question
| Contributor(s):: Helena Pedersen
Recent developments in cultural studies and other areas of the humanities and social sciences point to an ‘animal turn’, an increasing interest in posthumanist, non-anthropocentric approaches toward exploring the multiple roles and meanings of animals in human lifeworlds. This paper...
Spaces of Encounter: Art and Revision in Human-Animal Relations
| Contributor(s):: Bryndis Snaebjornsdottir
This PhD project explores contemporary Western human relationships with animals through a ‘relational’ art practice. It centres on three art projects produced by Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson – nanoq: flat out and bluesome; (a)fly; and seal – all utilize...
Horses in early-modern drama
| Contributor(s):: Gabriel Egan
Two hundred years before William Harrison Ainsworth invented Dick Turpin's miraculous horse-ride from London to York in his novel Rockwood, the King's men at the Globe playhouse dramatized a similar feat performed with supernatural assistance. Richard Brome and Thomas Heywood's The...
| Contributor(s):: Maija Astikainen
The thesis One-Dog Policy consists of production and written parts. The thesis discusses pet dogs and the side effects of dog keeping, like decorating and dyeing dogs. The principle idea is that the dog is seen as a human-like creature. The thesis approaches images of dogs on the basis of...
Man's Best Friend? Dogs and Pigs in Early Modern Germany
| Contributor(s):: Alison Stewart
When Jacob Seisenegger and Titian painted individual portraits of Emperor Charles V around 1532, a dog replaced such traditional accouterments of imperial power as crown, scepter, and orb.3 Charles placed one hand on the dog’s collar, a gesture indicating his companion’s noble...
How do we say we are sorry: Singing to whales: Michael Brolly at TEDxLehighRiver
| Contributor(s):: Michael Brolly
Michael is concerned about how human beings treat members of the animal kingdom, especially whales. Using his skills as a renowned woodturning artist and sculptor, he has built a boat that's also a musical instrument. Michael uses the boat to communicate with whales and say to them, as a...
The Company of Animals: A Nontoxic Approach
| Contributor(s):: Bonnie K. Foss Boochard
This document investigates the concept of why man creates animal images and introduces the influences and focus of the artwork contained in the public exhibition. These original images focus on the similarities between animal and human personalities. Also included is a brief history of each...
| Contributor(s):: April Vandegrift
This thesis is part of a project that includes a physical body of work in which I investigate ideas about cultural narratives and hierarchies of power. I discuss how animal imagery in the stories that we tell at multiple levels in our culture has been used to communicate societal norms and rules....
Beast in the epic machine| A study of animal imagery in Augustan art and literature
| Contributor(s):: Thomas Wayne Feeley
Genies of the Opacity of Human-Animal Relationships in Kakande, Guinea
| Contributor(s):: Vincent Leblan, Blandine Bricka
This article investigates what it means for some inhabitants of northwestern Guinea to relate to the realm of 'nature' and, more specifically, to animals that are categorized as 'wild' by Westerners. The materials analysed in this article include villagers' narratives about...
Cultural Representations Of Problem Animals In National Geographic
| Contributor(s):: Kalof, Linda, Amthor, Ramona Fruja
Human-animal studies in the field of the arts and humanities
| Contributor(s):: Linda Williams
Animals are our closest physical and cultural point of connection with the nonhuman world, and human-animal relations are much older than history itself, so it is hardly surprising that in all societies there has been a consistent interest in the meaning of human relations with animals. In...
Cultural representations of problem animals in National Geographic
A Transformational Bond
| Contributor(s):: Nettie Locke Rogers, Professor Peter Pinnell (adviser)
I create two- and three-dimensional narrative works that are inspired by memories, objects and animals that have a significant impact on my life. The work draws from a darkness that at times surrounded my childhood. Through drawing and sculpture I create an invented world that allows me to...