The Resource Land of the American condition, by Nicholas Pena, (electronic resource)

Land of the American condition, by Nicholas Pena, (electronic resource)

Label
Land of the American condition
Title
Land of the American condition
Statement of responsibility
by Nicholas Pena
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While there has always been separation between the "ideal" family and the dynamics of real family relationships, since the 1960's American culture has failed to recognize the importance of stability in family. Today, 'dislocation' best describes the condition of the American family. Our "throwaway culture" values individual success and allows the pursuit of happiness to become an obsessive behavior. The constant striving, inherent in the dream of individual success, makes it virtually impossible to obtain and maintain contentment within the "family structure". The "American condition" results from the culture of individualism, which encourages the abandonment of family. The paintings of "Land of the American Condition" attempt to evoke the psychological feelings of dislocation, abandonment, loss, nostalgia, and uncertainty, in the aftermath of an accident. They highlight the failure to maintain stability bringing the viewer to awareness of the long-term effects society may experience "if" family structures are lost. The paintings of "Land of the American Condition" portray dislocation that may exist in the silent moments in the aftermath of tragedy. Tragedy is presented as vehicular accidents. The traces of an accident provide evidence from which an observer must find meaning. An abandoned station wagon situated in a Romantic landscape evidences the failure of protective structures. The remains of the family wagon are displaced alluding to dislocation in the mind of the viewer. A number of methods evoke the psychological state of dislocation. First, by rendering the station wagon immobile. Secondly, by placing the station wagon in unexpected environments. Thirdly, by showing the age and amount of damage on the body of the station wagon and finally by deploying the use of expressive color applied to both figure and environment
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pena, Nicholas
Degree
M.F.A.
Dissertation year
2005.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Leong, Lampo
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Painting, American
  • Families in art
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
specialized
Label
Land of the American condition, by Nicholas Pena, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (January 24, 2007)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
79877224
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Land of the American condition, by Nicholas Pena, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (January 24, 2007)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
79877224
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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