The purpose of this thesis is to explore the correlation between non-objective painting and sculpture in the round. I believe there is an opportunity to create unique work that combines, integrates, juxtaposes or holds in opposition the image, color and surface qualities of painting and the material physicality of free-standing sculpture. I will attempt to blur the distinctions between painting and sculpture. The art of Jennifer Bartlett, Eva Hesse, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella and Jessica Stockholder is among the significant work that points to a hybrid art form. I intend to pursue this thesis through direct observation, library research, examination of contemporary art and personal exploration with a series of works utilizing non-objective painting imagery and constructed three-dimensional forms.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Painting, Abstract; Sculpture; Art--Philosophy
T. H. Engström
Keyser, William A. Jr., "Exploration of the correlation between non-objective painting and sculpture in the round" (2005). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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