The New Within the Given -Collage Principles and Processes in Contemporary Painting

Edelsburg, Zaha Va (2000) The New Within the Given -Collage Principles and Processes in Contemporary Painting. Masters thesis, Universiteit Van Suid-Afrika.

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Abstract

Collage is presented as an allegoric art-form sui generis, considering allegory itself as an open-ended form of art. The research provides a suggestion to a different understanding of collage i.e.:as a catalyst for a search for structure and semiotic relationships in an attempt to overcome a constant disordered expansion of an inter-textual web and hermeneutic possibilities; and as an open work, providing multi-layered meanings. As an open work collage is typified by the prominent role of its "readers", its ambiguity and the infinite net of references it summons. Collage may be conceived as a bridge between modernism and postmodernism, structuralism and post-structuralism; as a model for constant innovation and suppleness; as a stimulator for meta-artistic questions, acceptance of "soft" universals and reevaluation of the role of the Other within an artwork. Works by Jasper Johns, Michal Na'aman, Dina Hoffman and myself exemplify these ideas.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
Divisions: Comparative
Depositing User: Mr Jude Abhulimen
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2016 09:14
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2016 09:19
URI: http://thesisbank.jhia.ac.ke/id/eprint/1309

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