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Title: Objects of history 
Author: Arata, Derrick
Date: 2005
Abstract: People have a habit of forgetting or ignoring the past when seeking the future. Yet without the knowledge and traditions of the past, there is no firm foundation to create a grand new future. This thesis exhibition of nine oil paintings of still-life subject matter (November 28 - December 3,2004) at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa's Commons Gallery sought to remind us of our recent past in a manner that provided a cautionary guide to the future. Contemporary American news headlines were the subject matter for these nine paintings. Events from the news accounts were depicted through the use of still-life objects. Following the rich history of still-life paintings, each item within the composition symbolized an element of the narrative. It was through the allegorical use of objects that the complete tale was told.
Description: Thesis (M.F.A.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2005. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 32-33). iv, 33 leaves, bound col. ill. 29 cm
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/12090
Rights: All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner.
Keywords: Still-life painting, American -- Hawaii -- Honolulu, History in art, Toys in art

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