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The poetics of art and education from the Oneiric Place : Bachelard, studio practice and I

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The poetics of art and education from the Oneiric Place : Bachelard, studio practice and I

Ascher, Claudine (2005) The poetics of art and education from the Oneiric Place : Bachelard, studio practice and I. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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In this thesis, I present the idea that the acquisition of self-knowledge is especially important for artists as they are called upon to expose personal truth as a means to express collective truth. For this reason, I engage in a dialogue with phenomenologist Gaston Bachelard through my own, qualitative, in-studio practice as it relates to his imaging and creation theories of 'poetic reverie' and 'the oneiric house'. I focus on my 'reveries' about how my life experience inspires my art, and how my actions as an art student, a teacher and a gallery curator frame my work. Following Bachelard's example as he responds to poetry which resonates philosophically for him, I also conduct a 'poetic exploration' of works by artists Lucien Freud, Paula Rego, David Hockney, Alice Neel, Joe Fafard, William Kentridge and Xenia Hausner as examples of self-informed practices. My purpose is to consider the implications of this research for my teaching practice

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Art Education
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Ascher, Claudine
Pagination:vii, 103 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Art Education
Date:2005
Thesis Supervisor(s):Langdon, Paul
ID Code:8753
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 14:34
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 15:12
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