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The relationship between script and image with specific reference to the work of Celeste van der Merwe, Willem Boshoff and Barbara Kruger

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dc.contributor.advisor Roome, John
dc.contributor.advisor Conolly, Joan Lucy Van der Merwe, Celeste 2012-09-10T11:15:36Z 2013-09-03T22:20:10Z 2012-09-10
dc.identifier.other 429057
dc.description Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Technology in Fine Art, Durban University of Technology, 2011. en_US
dc.description.abstract The crux of my thesis is the study of the relationship of script and image in the work of contemporary arts. I chose to focus on three selected artists, i.e. myself, Celeste van der Merwe, a local South African male artist named Willem Boshoff and an international female artist, Barbara Kruger. My intention was to write a readable self-study thesis that would be both informative and educational while simultaneously appealing to the heart of the reader. In order to realise this intention, I focussed on how the above-mentioned artists used script and image to address social issues prevalent in society today. I also made social statements through the medium of my art based on the familiar allegory, Little Red Riding Hood. My aim has been to address the breakdown of the family structure by focussing on the suffering of teenagers as a result of dysfunctional family structures and behaviours. I explored the powerful and provocative manner in which Barbara Kruger effectively wields the combination of script and image in her work. Boshoff on the other hand is a South African linguist who incorporates script in a variety of disciplines such as installations, visual poetry, concrete poetry, sculpture. In my own art I deconstructed and transformed materials and found that the process of breaking down and rebuilding reflected the breakdown and restoration in/of the lives of children. By consciously investigating my practice as a creative artist using script and image I have gained a better understanding of myself and I believe I am now able to improve my practise. Through this self-study research I have grown in self-discovery and self-actualization as an artist and have developed as a researcher. Finally, I concluded that the relationship between script and image is open-ended, not conclusive and differs in each work of art. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Durban University of Technology Research Management Office. en_US
dc.format.extent 130 p en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Van der Merwe, Celeste en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Boshoff, Willem, 1951- en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Kruger, Barbara, 1945- en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Artists--Criticism and interpretation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Words in art en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Letters in art en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Art and literature en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Art and society en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Art, Modern--20th century en_US
dc.title The relationship between script and image with specific reference to the work of Celeste van der Merwe, Willem Boshoff and Barbara Kruger en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.dut-rims.pubnum DUT-001880

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