YouRa Kim


The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the aesthetic reflection of my works, during my two years in the graduate courses at Rochester Institute of Technology. In the past, I have used shattered glass as a model to express my deepest emotional state such as sorrow, despair, obsession, and insecurity. In this period of painting, I used a literary background which was in a diary form. After taking courses in textile and learning to sew, I incorporated this media into my painting to create a collage. In doing so, I've escaped from the rectangular canvas. The theoretical background for my work is derived from Expressionism and Abstract Expressionism. Especially, Vincent Van Gogh, Philip Guston and Cy Twombly. I will clearly show their influence on my painting within this thesis, through researching these painters of Expressionism and Abstract Expressionism. By researching these subjects, I intend to set up a foundation for a theoretical base and establish the direction of future works.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Painting--Themes, motives; Painting--Technique; Expressionism (Art)--Influence; Abstract expressionism--Influence

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Department, Program, or Center

School of Art (CIAS)


Bornarth, Philip

Advisor/Committee Member

Miller, Edward

Advisor/Committee Member

Williams, Lawrence


Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works. Physical copy available through RIT's The Wallace Library at: ND1265 .K55 1995


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