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dc.contributor.advisorArchias, Eliseen_US
dc.contributor.authorRoach, Heather C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-18T21:40:05Z
dc.date.available2016-10-18T21:40:05Z
dc.date.copyrightCopyright 2016 Heather C.Roach
dc.date.created2016-08en_US
dc.date.issued2016-10-18
dc.date.submitted2016-08en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/21208
dc.description.abstractThis paper focuses on Alberto Giacometti’s sculpture made between 1929 and 1935 as a member of the surrealist group. I argue that regardless of his surrealist membership, Giacometti worked outside of the surrealist formula for making art and embraced the formal elements inherent in modernism. In this paper I disassociate Giacometti’s work from the representational and symbolic meanings integral to surrealist practice and place his work within a broader modernist conversation of visual art between the two World Wars. I believe surrealism’s expectation to utilize symbolism through assemblage suffocates the modern, universal strengths in Giacometti’s work. By using formal analysis and comparison with his peers, I discover that Giacometti combined aspects of both the modern and the surreal, demonstrating Giacometti’s ability to mesh the contradictions of modernism’s dedication to form and the universal, and surrealism’s dedication to the symbolic and individual. I conclude that Giacometti produced a unique body of artwork through a dialectic engagement between the surrealist object and modern abstraction.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectGiacomettien_US
dc.subjectsurrealismen_US
dc.subjectsculptureen_US
dc.titleThe Persistence of Sculptural Abstraction in Alberto Giacometti’s Surrealist Objects, 1929-1935en_US
thesis.degree.departmentSchool of Art & Art Historyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArt Historyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Illinois at Chicagoen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMA, Master of Artsen_US
dc.type.genrethesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStimson, Blakeen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMekinda, Jonathanen_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US


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