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The Desire to Fill: Addiction and British Visual Culture, 1751-1919
In “The Desire to Fill” I examine visual culture, including paintings, graphic art, advertisements and architecture, in relation to the lived experience of addiction. My study begins in 1751, the year that William Hogarth ...
Negotiating the Nation: The Work of Joyce Wieland 1968-1976
This thesis investigates the work of the Canadian artist and filmmaker Joyce Wieland (1930-1998) from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s in relation to its historical conditions of production and considers both her film and ...
Venetian Art and the War of the League of Cambrai (1509-17)
This dissertation explores how Venetians used the figurative arts as a means of responding to and shaping their experience of the War of the League of Cambrai (1509–17). The war was the most politically and spiritually ...
Donor Portraits in Late Medieval Venice c.1280-1413
Although the donor portrait was extremely popular throughout Europe and mainland Italy during the late Middle Ages, the few art historians who have addressed the subject have concluded that the motif was not popular in ...
S. Maria Del Pianto: Loss, Remembrance And Legacy In Seventeenth Century Naples
This thesis explores the creation of the church of S. Maria del Pianto and its altarpieces commissioned in the wake of the Neapolitan plague of 1656. The church and its sacred images are representative of the devotional ...
The strength of a knitted home: retrieving histories through Janet Morton's wool installations
This thesis focuses on the ways in which Janet Morton’s installations explore geographic and architectural spatial arrangements, and the ways in which these arrangements reproduce hierarchies of gender, race, and class. ...