Show simple item record Hayden, John R. 2018-04-05T18:49:02Z 2018-04-05T18:49:02Z 2010-05-17
dc.description Thesis (M.A.), Indiana University South Bend, 2010. en
dc.description.abstract I thought to explore the connections between representational failure in art and the failure implicit in interpersonal relationships. In hopes of better understanding the connection between the subject-object problem in art and human relationships, I started by exploring further the dichotomy's implications in art. The most interesting discovery revolved around the consideration that in art theory, the term empathy is recognized as having a more insidious content than in the public discourse. The Directed Writing Project that follows is an historical novella set in 1939 Paris. The setting of Jamet is significant in that it is the year and location of Dutch artist Bram van Velde's major breakthrough, not to mention that it takes place very near the advent of world war in Europe. It is the story of an intelligent but ineffectual American who dreams of opening an art gallery and sets off for Paris to find an undiscovered talent. After several weeks of failure, Jamet is introduced to Odette, a beautiful and independent woman, and she offers to assist him through her ties to a successful and renowned Parisian dealer, the historical Ambroise Vollard. Jamet finds himself drawn into an affair with this woman, thereby inadvertently becoming the third side of a triangle as he is unaware of the extent of her relationship with the picture dealer. It is through his association with Odette, and hers with Vollard, that Jamet meets Bram van Velde. Ultimately, it is the remarks and observations of van Velde that offer Jamet the best hope of finding happiness with Odette, as the artist searches for his own resolution to the subject-object problem. Thus, the work addresses failure on a couple of different levels: of an artist to fully realize that which he is capable of conceiving; and of men and women to realize an accurate expression of the other, one beyond his or her own subjective view (and so of a man to achieve sympathy with a woman, and vice versa). Includes an introduction titled Conceiving Love: A Literary Context for Jamet. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Indiana University South Bend en
dc.subject Velde, Bram van, 1895-1981--Fiction en
dc.subject Art--Philosophy en
dc.subject Language and languages in art en
dc.subject Art and literature en
dc.subject Psychology and art en
dc.title Jamet en
dc.title.alternative Conceiving Love: A Literary Context for Jamet en
dc.type Thesis en

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