Photographic Images, Distanced Realism, and the State of Being Modern in the Works of Mohammad Ghaffari and Otto Dix

dc.contributor.committeeChairSteele, Brian
dc.contributor.committeeChairBisanz, Elize
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMartin, Andrew
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPeralta, Andrés
dc.contributor.committeeMemberToteva, Maia
dc.creatorGholamrezaei, Niloofar
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-08T19:33:52Z
dc.date.available2023-06-08T19:33:52Z
dc.date.issued2022-12
dc.description.abstractIn this study, I investigate the works of two painters, Otto Dix (1891-1969, Germany) and Mohammad Ghaffari (known as Kamal-al-Molk, 1848-1940, Iran), whose turn to a distanced realism reflects ruptures and transformations in their respective socio-historical contexts mutually inflected by a rapid proliferation of photographic realism. I examine the distanced mode of realism in their works, mainly in the use of linear perspective and a mechanically descriptive mode of representation to point out the impact of photographic cameras on the formation of realism in the works of these artists. Juxtaposing two painters from two distinct cultures is an adaptation of a novel comparative methodology, collage, to construct a non-hierarchical and inclusive concept of modern art. Therefore, by scrutinizing the impact of photography on the advent of realism in the works of Ghaffari and Dix, I elucidate the relation between realism and modernism. While stereo-typically modern art refers to moving away from the illusionistic representation of the external reality, I argue that the emergence of realism in the cases under study embodies new levels of integration of the camera and its particular mode of depiction within modern aesthetics in a cross-cultural scope.en_US
dc.description.abstractEmbargo status: Restricted to TTU community only. To view, login with your eRaider (top right). Others may request the author grant access exception by clicking on the PDF link to the left.
dc.format.mimetypeApplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346/93849
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rights.availabilityAccess is not restricted.
dc.subjectphotographic realismen_US
dc.subjectdistanced visionen_US
dc.subjectmodern arten_US
dc.subjecthistorical ruptureen_US
dc.subjectglobal modernismen_US
dc.titlePhotographic Images, Distanced Realism, and the State of Being Modern in the Works of Mohammad Ghaffari and Otto Dixen_US
dc.typeDissertation
thesis.degree.departmentArt
thesis.degree.disciplineFine Arts
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
Files
Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
No Thumbnail Available
Name:
GHOLAMREZAEI-PRIMARY-2022.pdf
Size:
4.64 MB
Format:
Adobe Portable Document Format
Description:
License bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
No Thumbnail Available
Name:
license.txt
Size:
1.57 KB
Format:
Item-specific license agreed upon to submission
Description: