Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorRice, Thomas, 1960-
dc.contributor.authorDiFranco, Cecilia
dc.description24 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis project is a series of paintings that seek to explore the connotations of home, comfort, and safety in urban and suburban areas. Based on photographs taken by the artist in several different cities in Michigan, as well as images pulled from other familiar sources, the subject matter of the series includes basketball hoops, suburban homes, decrepit apartment buildings, low riding cars, and different combinations of the aforementioned. The title The Fragility of Place is in reference to the method of painting: the foregrounded, inexact line drawings of images atop flat washes of monochrome backgrounds evoke feelings of delicacy, nostalgia, and gentle mindfulness of architecture. This was created in rebuttal of the classical and academic naturalism that is pervasive throughout art history, and should be looked at in recognition of art movements such as Neo-expressionism, Modernism, and Color Field painting. This Senior Individualized Project is comprised of nine acrylic paintings on canvas, the smallest being 20” x 20” and the largest 36” x 36”.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Art Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Art.;
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder. All rights reserved.
dc.titleThe Fragility of Placeen_US
KCollege.Access.ContactIf you are not a current Kalamazoo College student, faculty, or staff member, email to request access to this thesis.

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Art and Art History Senior Individualized Projects [374]
    This collection includes Senior Individualized Projects (SIP's) completed in the Art and Art History Department. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.

Show simple item record