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dc.contributor.advisor Atkinson, Jennifer Petrassi, Alexandria
dc.creator Petrassi, Alexandria 2019-04-29 2019-07-02T18:14:43Z
dc.description This thesis has been embargoed for 10 years and will not be available until April 2029 at the earliest. en_US
dc.description.abstract Nude Study seeks to interrogate the representation of the female nude in Western art. The speaker seeks to understand the purpose and meaning behind the postured representation of nude women in Western art, with special attention given to power, trauma, and personhood. Many of the poems are traditionally ekphrastic and are in conversation with a specific art piece. Some are notionally ekphrastic and respond to an image or self-image of the speaker’s creation, influenced by a life-long exposure to images of women such as the female nude in art. The poems seek to understand how centuries of treatment and representation of the female nude on canvas directly influences our perception of and actions toward women in daily life. Nude Study looks to the conversation surrounding the art as well as the art itself to shed light on how a world filled with uninterrogated images may influence our perception of people.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject feminism en_US
dc.subject visual art en_US
dc.subject poetry en_US
dc.subject the nude en_US
dc.title Nude Study en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing en_US Master's en_US Creative Writing en_US George Mason University en_US
dc.description.embargo 2029-04-29

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