Now showing items 1-6 of 6
Reflections of expansion : the Cloaca Maxima and urban image in Tarquin Rome
According to Livy and Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Tarquinius Superbus oversaw the construction of Rome's Cloaca Maxima in the late sixth centuy B.C. as a drainage canal for a preexisting forum stream that traversed the ...
Emerging perspectives : a new cross-contextual analysis of the niche monument corpus
Preclassic niche monuments, found from Guatemala to Chiapas to Veracruz, portray anthropomorphic figures emerging from a high-relief cavity. Despite being frequently lumped into other, more well-known categories (niche ...
An empire of water and stone : the Acuecuexco Aqueduct Relief
In 1499, the eighth Aztec ruler, Ahuitzotl, completed one of his last great contributions to his empire’s capital: a new aqueduct. Although initially met with jubilation across Tenochtitlan, the aqueduct soon faltered, ...
Plants, pools, and pavilions : 16th century Safavid garden paintings and expressions of authority
In the realm of Persian manuscript painting, gardens and their associated structures are rarely endowed with a purpose in the scene’s larger narratives. However, the addition of various plant forms and built spaces within ...
The origin of image : the matte black paintings of Clyfford Still
This thesis seeks to address a gap in the literature on the artwork of the American Abstract Expressionist Clyfford Still (1904-1980). Research on Still has been facilitated in recent years by the opening of the Clyfford ...
Tracing cultural memory in the work of Adriana Corral
Using ash and soil as her primary mediums, Adriana Corral presents loss by using what remains when matter is taken to its most basic form: the earth that we stand on and the burned remnants of what has been. To create ...