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|Material Type:||Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource|
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|Notes:||Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 65-01, Section: A, page: 0005.
Adviser: Sarah E. Fraser.
Employing a cross-cultural framework of analysis, this dissertation looks at four artists: Informel artist Jean Fautrier (1898--1964), Gutai artists Shiraga Kazuo (b. 1924) and Tanaka Atsuko (b. 1932) and, in order to examine the legacy of this interaction, Nouveau Realiste Yves Klein (1928--1962). It considers the strategies of representation Fautrier and Shiraga developed in response to the Second World War as well as the efforts of Tanaka and Klein to go beyond their vocabulary of Action Painting and diaristic expression through experiments in performance, installation, and the use of alternative materials.
Crossing sub-disciplinary boundaries, this project challenges the notion that the analysis of art should be constrained by national boundaries, particularly at a time when changes in communication technology are making borders more permeable and cultures more intertwined, altering the shape of culture.