University of Iowa Honors Theses

Major Department

Art, Studio

College

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Degree

BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

Session and Year of Graduation

Fall 2016

Honors Major Advisor

Kee Ho Yuen

Thesis Mentor

John Dilg

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to move from the renaissance drawing and painting style that I use and begin to understand and display an understanding of the Impressionist hand as well as mindset in my art. During the last year, I have become obsessed with the Impressionists and how they portray the world. Thus, I have begun working more directly on my paintings, not relying as much on my renaissance under-paintings as I am relying on my eye, emotions, and what I have been learning about these artists through literature that describes their lives as well as they way they created their art. I used the materials that the impressionists in painting would use such as oil paints, charcoal, and graphite. I have learned how to more readily use my experiences as well as eye, emotions and work more directly by attempting to understand the way they worked and believed. This will have a compelling effect on my work I believe due to the emotional understanding that I have began to develop, which I believe will begin to show more and more in my work as I continue my research on the topic and create pieces that are influenced by them. I also believe it will help develop an understanding and closer connection for the people who view my work, creating a possible emotional relationship to the art the way I have acquired the same for the artists before me.

Keywords

Painting, impressionism, art, oil paint, renaissance

Total Pages

1 page

Copyright

© 2016 Elinor Krieger-Coble

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URL

http://ir.uiowa.edu/honors_theses/22