Yves Klein's Anthropometries: Filling the "Void" in American Scholarship

dc.contributor.advisorZalman, Sandra
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKoontz, Rex
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHarren, Natilee
dc.creatorBoardman, Georganne Fronimos
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-1258-2277
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-13T03:21:44Z
dc.date.available2019-09-13T03:21:44Z
dc.date.createdMay 2017
dc.date.issued2017-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2017
dc.date.updated2019-09-13T03:21:44Z
dc.description.abstractAmerican art historical literature on Yves Klein’s Anthropometries has focused on the artist as art subject with an emphasis on performance of process rather than on the actual paintings as art objects. In doing so scholars put forth a narrative of the artist that promotes a constructed hagiographic myth of Klein as divinely inspired. This thesis examines the missing analysis of the role his female assistants had in the paintings’ creation as well as the role photography played in Klein’s ability to shape his artistic legacy. The continued alienation of his female assistants from painting and process neutralizes any female-centric sexual interpretation and ultimately furthers a single narrative of Klein as a spiritually inspired performer that can only be rectified through objective analysis outside of the Klein mythos.
dc.description.departmentArt, School of
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digital
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10657/4503
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsThe author of this work is the copyright owner. UH Libraries and the Texas Digital Library have their permission to store and provide access to this work. Further transmission, reproduction, or presentation of this work is prohibited except with permission of the author(s).
dc.subjectKlein, Yves
dc.subjectAnthropometries
dc.titleYves Klein's Anthropometries: Filling the "Void" in American Scholarship
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dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.collegeKathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts
thesis.degree.departmentArt, School of
thesis.degree.disciplineArt History
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts

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