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Dualisms in the Italian countryside




Davis, Jamie, author
Yust, David, advisor
Sullivan, Patrice, advisor
Flippen, Paul, committee member
Butki, Brian, committee member

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In my paintings I explore the duality between referential and abstract forms. I believe human nature seeks to make clarity out of chaos. In my works, I provide direction for my viewers without giving all the information with the intention that they piece the imagery together. This body of work was influenced by what I saw of the Italian countryside in the spring of 2011: cypress trees, figures, archways, Renaissance iconography and hilltop cities, which were perfectly contrasted against the natural landscape. These forms serve as a springboard for the creation of highly abstract images. Through the use of impasto paint and linear drawings, I explore the connection between geometric and natural forms.


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