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Date Issued:
2019
Abstract/Description:
Made Up, a body of paintings, expresses my love/loathe relationship with the beauty/fashion industries and the fantasy/deception they instill. Aging amplifies my fear of being rejected or invisible and is assuaged by being made-up. Pages torn from fashion layouts are manually distressed to become the visually striking crumpled images that are the basis for my painting. The wrinkled nature of my source communicates my frustration with aging and never being able to meet the standards of modern beauty ideals. My careful repainting of the disfiguration demonstrates my desire to intimately repair and own the image. In taking my power back through painting, the defiled magazine spread becomes a layout of my ability and power as a painter to create and control the illusion. Paint enables me to accept myself through the virtuosity of its application, scale, and in the resulting illusion, in which cathartic moments of subversive humor play out.
Title: Made Up.
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Name(s): Crowley, Margaret Louise, author
Prusa, Carol, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of Visual Arts and Art History
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2019
Date Issued: 2019
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 53 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Made Up, a body of paintings, expresses my love/loathe relationship with the beauty/fashion industries and the fantasy/deception they instill. Aging amplifies my fear of being rejected or invisible and is assuaged by being made-up. Pages torn from fashion layouts are manually distressed to become the visually striking crumpled images that are the basis for my painting. The wrinkled nature of my source communicates my frustration with aging and never being able to meet the standards of modern beauty ideals. My careful repainting of the disfiguration demonstrates my desire to intimately repair and own the image. In taking my power back through painting, the defiled magazine spread becomes a layout of my ability and power as a painter to create and control the illusion. Paint enables me to accept myself through the virtuosity of its application, scale, and in the resulting illusion, in which cathartic moments of subversive humor play out.
Identifier: FA00013195 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.F.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2019.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Painting
Beauty culture
Aging
Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
Held by: Florida Atlantic University Libraries
Sublocation: Digital Library
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