Date of Degree Completion
Master of Arts (MA)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
This thesis is devoted only to that work considered completely investigated: a portrait/figure series of seven paintings. In addition, the series of works with which this thesis is devoted essentially follow this format: large areas of architectural space and color versus a natural object- -a portrait figure. A play or conflict was set up between these two things; the success of the play determined the success of the painting. The factors used to judge success are basically those classical rules of composition dealing with balance: visual weight of areas, complexity, and color. The only areas manipulated were: (1) shape of architectual areas, (2) size and multiplicity of architectual areas, (3) color, and (4) placement of naturalistic figure(s).
Jackson, Michael C., "A Series of Paintings Investigating Certain Specified Space Concepts" (1971). All Master's Theses. 1631.