In the thesis, I plan to make experiments mainly about blending graphic forms in painting, possibly combining all kinds of different forms that I am interested in, for instance, Expressionism, Hard-edge, Symbolism, Abstractionism, and Realism to create a striking visual contrast. Simultaneously, I hope to research the following areas during the development of the work. (They will influence the pictorial effects to some degree.): 1 The relation between the artwork and the exhibition space. 2.The extension of painting in terms of reconstituting or changing the order of complete paintings. In my final work, I spent most of my time on exploration of the thesis idea: reconstituting paintings. I experimented with multiple as well as interchangeable canvases to make up one large image and with changing the order of these canvases to generate unpredictable forms and different interpretations during the creative process. I also experimented with using chance as a device to generate more interesting compositions. In the meanwhile, I was trying to combine the images both from high and low art to create multiple visual vocabularies in my painting. However, I did not experiment with the the relation between the artwork and the exhibition space because it would have been too complicated to make all these divided canvases come together both in two-dimension and three-dimension. Secondly, I did not physically explore the idea of extension of my painting. The main reason is because the extension idea was reached during the ordering process of the canvases. Moreover, the possibilities of the interchangeable canvases were much more challenging to me. This report described the experiments that I undertook to address these issues and presents my conclusion.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Figure painting; Human figure in art; Painting, Modern--Technique
Department, Program, or Center
School of Art (CIAS)
Chou, Pei-Yung, "Striking visual contrasts" (1990). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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