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

dc.contributor.advisorSkotnes, Pippaen_ZA
dc.contributor.advisorHamilton, Carolynen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorKellner, Cliveen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-14T12:34:39Z
dc.date.available2015-10-14T12:34:39Z
dc.date.issued2013en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThis 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.identifier.apacitationKellner, 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/11427/14244en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationKellner, 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/11427/14244en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationKellner, 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.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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dc.identifier.vancouvercitationKellner 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/11427/14244en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentMichaelis School of Fine Arten_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherFine Arten_ZA
dc.titleRepresentations of the Black subject in Irma Stern's African periods : Swaziland, Zanzibar and Congo 1922-1955en_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
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