The Resource Living Landscapes : John Dunkley and the Cultural Landscape of Colonial Jamaica, Rebecca Lawder

Living Landscapes : John Dunkley and the Cultural Landscape of Colonial Jamaica, Rebecca Lawder

Label
Living Landscapes : John Dunkley and the Cultural Landscape of Colonial Jamaica
Title
Living Landscapes
Title remainder
John Dunkley and the Cultural Landscape of Colonial Jamaica
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Lawder
Title variation
John Dunkley and the Cultural Landscape of Colonial Jamaica
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Contributor
Author
Degree supervisor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
To many Jamaicans nature itself was spiritual and alive, and while John Dunkley's landscapes seek to mystify audiences, this thesis seeks to discern the complex symbolism within his paintings. Although only moderately successful in his lifetime, this Jamaican, self-taught artist is now known as a master of Intuitive art. Intuitivism is highly regarded in Jamaica as a form of creation outside of mainstream styles and formal training. Working in the 1930s and 1940s, Dunkley's work reflects the Afro-Jamaican experience of the late colonial era, as Jamaica was slowly negotiating independence while forming a national cultural identity separate from Great Britain. This thesis thus examines Dunkley's artwork through a decolonial lens, as clear resistance symbols are evident throughout his body of work. Of these symbols, this paper will primarily address the phallic and yonic symbols evident apparent in the majority of Dunkley's paintings. By hiding erotic symbolism within the landscape, Dunkley anthropomorphizes the natural world, allowing nature to become a narrative in Dunkley's decolonial image. In doing so, Dunkley subverts the exoticized projections of the Caribbean in order to both reveal the colonial reality of Jamaica and reclaim lost power. The art of John Dunkley utilizes the erotic landscape to undermine colonial structures. Calling his Jamaican peers to decolonial action, Dunkley embeds a wide range of symbolism into these living landscapes
Cataloging source
UMK
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Lawder, Rebecca
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation note
(Department of Art and Art History).
Dissertation year
2019.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hartman, Joseph R.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art, Jamaican
  • Sex symbolism
  • Art
  • Landscapes in art
Label
Living Landscapes : John Dunkley and the Cultural Landscape of Colonial Jamaica, Rebecca Lawder
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A thesis in Art History."
  • Advisor: Joseph Hartman
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 59-67)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- John Dunkley: life of an intuitive artist -- Art and decolonial resistance -- Reclaiming power through the erotic landscape -- The darker side of the landscape
Control code
1104212080
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (68 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1104212080
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Living Landscapes : John Dunkley and the Cultural Landscape of Colonial Jamaica, Rebecca Lawder
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A thesis in Art History."
  • Advisor: Joseph Hartman
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 59-67)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- John Dunkley: life of an intuitive artist -- Art and decolonial resistance -- Reclaiming power through the erotic landscape -- The darker side of the landscape
Control code
1104212080
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (68 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1104212080
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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