Representations of the Black subject in Irma Stern's African periods : Swaziland, Zanzibar and Congo 1922-1955

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Skotnes, Pippa en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Hamilton, Carolyn en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Kellner, Clive en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-14T12:34:39Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-14T12:34:39Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Kellner, C. 2013. Representations of the Black subject in Irma Stern's African periods : Swaziland, Zanzibar and Congo 1922-1955. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14244
dc.description.abstract This dissertation explores the major themes of Irma Stern's (1894-1966) representation of the black figurative subject in her African periods: Swaziland, Zanzibar and Congo (1922-1955). Germane to these periods are Stern's childhood experience in the Transvaal and her training and influences in Germany. My research aims to do the following: (1) address a gap in the current literature on Irma Stern and her African periods (2) to consider whether Stern's mature periods, Zanzibar and Congo reveal an imaginary 'primitivist' mode of representation. Central to my research is the question of Stern's identity as a woman, settler and Jew, as it is critical to exploring the relation between Stern as a white settler and that of her black figurative subjects as viewed through the discourse of 'primitivism'. My methodology involves drawing from various archives, primary and secondary literature on Stern and Stern's own writings. My visual methodology includes a comparative analysis of Stern's early paintings in relation to her influences and formal and iconographic analysis of select 'mature' paintings. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Fine Art en_ZA
dc.title Representations of the Black subject in Irma Stern's African periods : Swaziland, Zanzibar and Congo 1922-1955 en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Michaelis School of Fine Art en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Kellner, C. (2013). <i>Representations of the Black subject in Irma Stern's African periods : Swaziland, Zanzibar and Congo 1922-1955</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Michaelis School of Fine Art. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14244 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Kellner, Clive. <i>"Representations of the Black subject in Irma Stern's African periods : Swaziland, Zanzibar and Congo 1922-1955."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Michaelis School of Fine Art, 2013. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14244 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Kellner C. Representations of the Black subject in Irma Stern's African periods : Swaziland, Zanzibar and Congo 1922-1955. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Michaelis School of Fine Art, 2013 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14244 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Kellner, Clive AB - This dissertation explores the major themes of Irma Stern's (1894-1966) representation of the black figurative subject in her African periods: Swaziland, Zanzibar and Congo (1922-1955). Germane to these periods are Stern's childhood experience in the Transvaal and her training and influences in Germany. My research aims to do the following: (1) address a gap in the current literature on Irma Stern and her African periods (2) to consider whether Stern's mature periods, Zanzibar and Congo reveal an imaginary 'primitivist' mode of representation. Central to my research is the question of Stern's identity as a woman, settler and Jew, as it is critical to exploring the relation between Stern as a white settler and that of her black figurative subjects as viewed through the discourse of 'primitivism'. My methodology involves drawing from various archives, primary and secondary literature on Stern and Stern's own writings. My visual methodology includes a comparative analysis of Stern's early paintings in relation to her influences and formal and iconographic analysis of select 'mature' paintings. DA - 2013 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2013 T1 - Representations of the Black subject in Irma Stern's African periods : Swaziland, Zanzibar and Congo 1922-1955 TI - Representations of the Black subject in Irma Stern's African periods : Swaziland, Zanzibar and Congo 1922-1955 UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14244 ER - en_ZA


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