The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the aesthetic reflection of my works, during my two years in the graduate courses at Rochester Institute of Technology. In the past, I have used shattered glass as a model to express my deepest emotional state such as sorrow, despair, obsession, and insecurity. In this period of painting, I used a literary background which was in a diary form. After taking courses in textile and learning to sew, I incorporated this media into my painting to create a collage. In doing so, I've escaped from the rectangular canvas. The theoretical background for my work is derived from Expressionism and Abstract Expressionism. Especially, Vincent Van Gogh, Philip Guston and Cy Twombly. I will clearly show their influence on my painting within this thesis, through researching these painters of Expressionism and Abstract Expressionism. By researching these subjects, I intend to set up a foundation for a theoretical base and establish the direction of future works.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Painting--Themes, motives; Painting--Technique; Expressionism (Art)--Influence; Abstract expressionism--Influence
Department, Program, or Center
School of Art (CIAS)
Kim, YouRa, "Seeing echoes: Inspirational sources of my work" (1995). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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