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dc.contributor.advisorMonteyne, Joseph , Patterson, Zabeten_US
dc.contributor.authorStrickland, Lisa Dillonen_US
dc.contributor.otherDepartment of Art History and Criticismen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-22T17:35:39Z
dc.date.available2013-05-22T17:35:39Z
dc.date.issued1-May-12en_US
dc.date.submitted12-Mayen_US
dc.identifierStrickland_grad.sunysb_0771M_10943en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1951/59876
dc.description35 pg.en_US
dc.description.abstractiii Abstract of the Thesis Reforming Bruegel: Between the Margins of Morality and the Confines of Comedy by Lisa Dillon Strickland Master of Arts in Art History & Criticism Stony Brook University 2012 In this thesis, I explore a pair of genre prints designed by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Thin Kitchen and The Fat Kitchen. Each print depicts a domestic scene that takes place in the kitchen. A theme of impoverishment runs through The Thin Kitchen, while in The Fat Kitchen the setting depicts gluttony and overabundance. These prints are usually discussed in a moralizing context by scholars, and are considered critiques of avarice. However, this thesis will argue that these prints should be understood as allegories of the symbolic battle between Carnival and Lent. I will develop this idea further and argue that Bruegel created these images within the comic mode of humanist wit. Once we understand these prints as operating in the comic mode of humanist wit, we will be better able to understand how they were perceived and interpreted by their original audience.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipStony Brook University Libraries. SBU Graduate School in Department of Art History and Criticism. Charles Taber (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.lcshAsian historyen_US
dc.titleReforming Bruegel: Between the Margins of Morality and the Confines of Comedyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.advisorAdvisor(s): Monteyne, Joseph ; Patterson, Zabet. Committee Member(s): Silverman, Hugh Jen_US
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