Advisor

Eisen, Lauren

Committee Member

Fetkewicz, Mark

Committee Member

Stephens, Thomas

Department

Art and Design

Institution

University of Northern Colorado

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

5-2019

Extent

37 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

This thesis examined the creation of emotional tension and atmosphere within my paintings and how narrative supported and invited the viewer to engage with the story my paintings illustrated. Artists like Jerome Witkin and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec also told stories in their paintings, either by filling them with characters or by emphasizing specific activities. My experiences in painting this body of work have been a series of balancing acts: of light and of dark, of the finished and the unfinished, and of intention and intuition. My artwork tells stories I have written about events I have seen or heard, exaggerated and inspected, all with the aim of presenting the beautiful tragedy of the human condition.

Degree type

MA

Degree Name

Master

Local Identifiers

SanchezThesis19.pdf

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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