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ANSELM KIEFER’S MEDITATIONS ON MELENCOLIA

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Material Information

Title:
ANSELM KIEFER’S MEDITATIONS ON MELENCOLIA
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Loesser, Gracie
Publisher:
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Bachelor's ( B.A.)
Degree Grantor:
New College of Florida
Degree Divisions:
Humanities
Area of Concentration:
Art History, German Studies
Faculty Sponsor:
Hassold, Cris

Subjects

Genre:
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
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theses   ( marcgt )

Notes

Abstract:
This thesis focuses on the work of the contemporary German artist Anselm Kiefer. Specifically, I trace the presence of a specific object, an eight-sided polyhedron, throughout Kiefer’s artwork beginning in the 1980s. Rather than finding a conclusion to the answer of what exactly the polyhedron signifies in the artist’s work, I investigate the way in which the presence of the polyhedron creates a dialogue regarding the positive and negative characteristics of artistic creation, a topic critically important to Kiefer as a German artist working in a post-Holocaust landscape. I focus on how the polyhedron’s resistance to a singular interpretation is fundamental to its role in the work of Anselm Kiefer, acting as a catalyst for discussion on issues of history, politics, and, most importantly, the burdens and responsibilities of artistic creation.
Thesis:
Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2014
General Note:
RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
General Note:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
General Note:
Faculty Sponsor: Hassold, Cris
Statement of Responsibility:
by Gracie Loesser

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
S.T. 2014 L6
System ID:
AA00024763:00001

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