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Way and Weighing: Abstract Painting

Way and Weighing: Abstract Painting

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Title: Way and Weighing: Abstract Painting
Author: Jerome, Amelie
Abstract: The thesis Way and Weighing: Abstract Painting explores the concepts of time, place and contemporary abstract painting as experienced through my current studio practice. It reflects on the process and thought involved within the body of paintings that will form my Master’s thesis graduating exhibition entitled Way and Weighing.

“Way and Weighing” is the first line of a poem written by philosopher Martin Heidegger, entitled “The Thinker as Poet” (1). Heidegger relates the process of thinking to his observations of nature, and alludes to the nature and process of thinking itself: its dangers, failures and timely process. To me, it echoes the practice of art-making itself. It evokes a metaphor between action and thought, being and painting. “Way” also echoes “The Way”, an expression frequently referring to a spiritual path, or simply "way" referring to the “way” things are done, approached, seen – an angle, or a perspective. “Weighing” brings to mind choosing, balancing elements in painting, or “weighing” ideas and values. My paintings are a way of weighing action and thought in the process of abstract painting.
Subject: Art history
Fine arts
Philosophy
Keywords: Technology
Fine arts
Art History
Abstract Painting
Heidegger
Nature
Painting
Philosophy
Ideas
Poetry
Romanticism
Sensation
Deleuze
Feeling
Being
Time
Place
Imagination
Erasure
Process
Chaos
Existential
Image
Knowing
Gestural
Layers
Mannerisms
Color
Form
Space
Environment
Element
Consciousness
Visual
Contradictory
Contemplation
Tempo
Personal
Nothingness
Alienation
Contemporary
Modernity
Type: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
Rights: Author owns copyright, except where explicitly noted. Please contact the author directly with licensing requests.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/27705
Supervisor: Jones, Janet A.
Degree: MFA - Master of Fine Arts
Program: Visual Arts
Exam date: 2014-04-04
Publish on: 2014-07-28

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