Document Type


Date of Degree Completion


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

B. Stephen Bayless

Second Committee Member

J. John Agars

Third Committee Member

Margaret M. Sahlstrand


One of the phenomena of twentieth century America is the enormous growth in size and influence of the advertising industry. It is impossible to avoid the visual and aural images of sultry women and sophisticated men (and various portions of their anatomy), who order, persuade and cajole the public through the media of television, newspapers and magazines. It was the purpose of this thesis (1) to use these advertisements as a source of visual imagery for a series of drawings and paintings; (2) to utilize the resulting ambiguity of the image when taken out of a commercial context and put into a fine art context; and (3) to develop the concept that the audience acts as the active ingredient in the confrontation between itself and the art object.



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