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dc.contributor.authorEppley, Charlesen_US
dc.contributor.otherDepartment of Art History and Criticismen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-17T12:20:33Z
dc.date.available2012-05-17T12:20:33Z
dc.date.issued1-May-11en_US
dc.date.submittedMay-11en_US
dc.identifierEppley_grad.sunysb_0771M_10521.pdfen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1951/55993
dc.description.abstractAs an individual whose artistic practice is as enigmatic as his character, the work of Francis Picabia tends to resist conventional notions of the historical avant-garde. Picabia had been clear in his assertion that the fundamental function of art is to represent life, and that one should not only perceive the particularities of the lived life, but to utilize them as a primary productive force - to embrace that perpetual evolution of life that both constructs human experience and engenders imaginative creation. This sentiment underscores Picabia's engagement with the elusive relationship held between the notions of figuration and representation, an engagement that is seen to be a driving force for his practice and an integral aspect of much of his work. As such, the work of Picabia might effectively be interpreted according to the writings of Henri Bergson, and particularly regarding the philosopher's notion of DurǸe (Duration). This work thus seeks to resituate the work and writings of Picabia against established readings of his oeuvre, against the traditional theorizations of the historical avant-garde, and according to the functionality of the creative act in relation to the reception of Henri Bergson amongst the Parisian avant-garde during the interwar period.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipStony Brook University Libraries. SBU Graduate School in Department of Art History and Criticism. Lawrence Martin (Dean of Graduate School).en_US
dc.formatElectronic Resourceen_US
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dc.publisherThe Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY.en_US
dc.subject.lcshArt History -- Aestheticsen_US
dc.subject.otherFrancis Picabia, Henri Bergsonen_US
dc.titleMouvement PerpetuǸl: Between Figuration and Representation in the Work of Francis Picabiaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.advisorAdvisor(s): Andrew Uroskie. Committee Member(s): John Lutterbie; Megan Craig.en_US
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