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Objects of history

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Title: Objects of history
Authors: Arata, Derrick
Keywords: Still-life painting, American -- Hawaii -- Honolulu
History in art
Toys in art
Issue 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
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Appears in Collections:M.F.A. - Art

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