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  • The 'Blue Rose' movement and Russian symbolist painting 

    Bowlt, John E. (University of St Andrews, 1972) - Thesis
    The object of this essay is two-fold: firstly, to present an examination of the "Blue Rose" group of artists in the context of Russian Symbolism and secondly, to indicate its importance to the evolution of modern Russian ...
  • The life and work of Sir Robert Rowand Anderson, 1834-1921 

    McKinstry, Sam (University of St Andrews, 1987) - Thesis
    Sir Robert Rowand Anderson was the dominant figure in Scottish architecture during and beyond the late Victorian period. Although his oeuvre is for the most part well known, and notwithstanding the fact that the historical ...
  • Architectural expansion and redevelopment in St. Andrews, 1810-c1894 

    Evetts, Robin Dennis Alexander (University of St Andrews, 1988) - Thesis
    This thesis documents the five principal areas of architectural development in St Andrews from 1810 to c1894. The Overview examines the factors for change and pattern of expansion, and identifies education, recreation and ...
  • The influence of African sculpture on British art, 1910-1930 

    Dogbe, Buckner Komla (University of St Andrews, 1989) - Thesis
    This thesis aims to discuss the influence of African wood sculpture on British art from 1910 to 1930. It proposes that the works, tastes and pronouncements of various 20th century British artists betray this influence ...
  • Cubo-Futurism in Russia, 1912-1922 : the transformation of a painterly style 

    Humphreys, Charlotte M. (University of St Andrews, 1989) - Thesis
    Cubo-Futurlsm is defined both in terms of the development of Cubist and Futurist styles of painting by the Russian avant-garde artists Liubov Popova, Nadezhda Udaltsova, Olga Rozanova and Ivan Puni between 1912 and 1915, ...
  • Rural nostalgia : painting in Scotland c.1860-1880 

    Morrison, John (University of St Andrews, 1989-06) - Thesis
    A work of "rural nostalgia" is a distorted image of a past, or passing rural existence produced in the period c.1860-1880. It is distorted in such a way as to heighten the emotional impact of the work and to emphasize the ...
  • William McTaggart : landscape, meaning and technique 

    Scruton, David (University of St Andrews, 1991) - Thesis
    This thesis alms to provide an interpretation of McTaggart's work within a discussion of critical discourse in British art, referring In particular to the relative values of content and technique, in the second half of ...
  • Paolo Veronese and his patrons 

    Holt, Stephen (University of St Andrews, 1991) - Thesis
  • The sculptured altarpiece in Renaissance Venice, ca. 1460-1530 

    Strupp, Joachim (University of St Andrews, 1993) - Thesis
    This thesis comprises a study of the Venetian sculptured altarpieces during the period 1460 - 1530. During the course of research a surprisingly large number of examples were identified, many of which have so far received ...
  • Robert S. Lorimer : interiors and furniture design 

    Shen, Lindsay (University of St Andrews, 1994) - Thesis
    Chapter 1, entitled "The Scottish Tradition", builds on the early twentieth-century consensus that Lorimer had resuscitated a moribund Scottish tradition of design. While critics have examined the Scottish roots of ...
  • Opus Anglicanum with particular reference to copes as liturgical show-pieces, ecclesiastical exemplars and Eucharistic exegetes 

    Linnell, Christine (University of St Andrews, 1995) - Thesis
    This thesis arose from a need for a re-evaluation of opus Anglicanum, a somewhat discounted art form which was nevertheless central to the cultural output of medieval England. It is concerned with looking closely at a ...
  • The eighteenth century furniture trade in Edinburgh : a study based on documentary sources 

    Pryke, Sebastian (University of St Andrews, 1995) - Thesis
    “The existing work is easy to summarise; despite the ever present nature of furniture in people's lives, and its obvious position in a social context as a reflection of taste, wealth and progress, the study in Scotland of ...
  • Hew Lorimer : a special kind of artist 

    Fenton, Beverley Anne (University of St Andrews, 1995) - Thesis
    This thesis seeks firstly to provide an overview of the life and work of the Scottish sculptor and craftsman, Hew Lorimer, and secondly to discuss some issues concerning contemporary craft, and the significance this has ...
  • Arthur Melville and Presbyterian realism 

    Brickley, Christopher M. (University of St Andrews, 1996) - Thesis
    This thesis explores the significance of 'Presbyterian Realism' in the context of Scottish painting in the last quarter of the nineteenth century, with particular reference to the early development of Arthur Melville. Melville ...
  • The artistic patronage of the cardinals of Pope Pius II (1458-64) 

    Richardson, Carol M. (University of St Andrews, 1996-07) - Thesis
    This dissertation evaluates the patronage of the cardinals - not the popes - in early Renaissance Rome. It concentrates on the watershed papacy of Pius II (1458-64), which was shaped by two major events: the Conciliar ...
  • Spot-on or not? : an analysis of Seurat's colour theory 

    Marks-Donaldson, Roberta Lynne (University of St Andrews, 1997) - Thesis
    An analysis of mid- to late-nineteenth century scientific colour theories sets the stage for the introduction of the artistic style of French painter Georges Seurat. His traditional beaux-arts training, extraordinary skills ...
  • Artists, patrons and the power of association : the emergence of a bourgeois artistic field in Edinburgh, c.1775-c.1840 

    Forbes, Duncan (University of St Andrews, 1997-06) - Thesis
    The period 1775 - 1840 witnessed a dramatic transformation in the size and complexity of the Edinburgh art world, with the rituals associated with fine art consumption emerging from the closed circles of the elite ...
  • The sublime in Rothko, Newman and Still 

    McMahon, Cliff Getty (University of St Andrews, 1998) - Thesis
    An important body of literature has accumulated (both primary and secondary sources) which necessitates that Rothko, Newman and Still be placed in the tradition of the sublime. In attempting this task, a background is ...
  • Art and identity : a social psychological study of stereotypical beliefs about women artists and women’s art and the discursive identities of arts professionals and promoters of women’s art 

    Dunnett, Anne S.W.L. (University of St Andrews, 1998-10) - Thesis
    The thesis is a social psychological study of beliefs about women artists and women's art. It is argued that the work of women artists is systematically undervalued in society and it is also argued that people's beliefs ...
  • The Vivarini workshop and its patrons, c.1430 - c.1450 

    Holgate, Ian Richard (University of St Andrews, 1999) - Thesis
    Giovanni d'Alemagna and Antonio Vivarini worked together as painters and partners from (at least) 1441 until Giovanni's death in 1450. The nine extant projects by their shop which can be securely attributed to these ...