What factors have seen the re-emergence of textiles in the fine art arena

Walton, Susan (2012) What factors have seen the re-emergence of textiles in the fine art arena. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    For centuries craft and decorative arts have been assigned a lower status than the fine arts of painting and sculpture. However, during the latter half of the 20th century there has been a reemergence of craft-based art production. This dissertation looks at some of the reasons that have seen the re-emergence of textiles in the contemporary fine art arena with a view to understanding why this has happened at this point in time. To provide a perspective of understanding it reviews some of the philosophies which underpin art and craft categorisation. It not only looks at the formal historical definitions of art and craft, but also considers the socioeconomic framework in which art and craft is produced. It reviews the impact of the arts and crafts movements along with the changes of philosophy of art and feminism within the 20th century. Lastly it also examines how the contemporary artists Louise Bourgeois, Miriam Schapiro, Faith Ringgold and Tracey Emin use textiles within their art practise.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Art and Design
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2012 14:55
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:10
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/9515

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