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dc.creatorWADSTROM, SARAH MORIAN
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-09T17:59:48Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-09T17:59:48Z
dc.date.issued 1987
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13260
dc.description.abstract Ariadne Abandoned by Theseus on Naxos was painted by the Swiss-born artist Angelica Kauffman in 1774, while she was living in England. Her work was an important factor in the development of the early Neoclassical style in England, and this painting embodies the ideas of noble simplicity and sedate grandeur put forth by her friend Johann Winckelmann as appropriate for such history paintings. One of her few single-figure, non-portrait history paintings, it is typical of the careful composition and rich Venetian coloring for which she was well-known. Angelica was a well-educated woman, and therefore she was able to draw on a wide variety of literary and visual sources when she chose the subject. The theme of abandoned and mourning women was often used by artists in the late eighteenth century, and Angelica may have had a particular identification with it, due to her unusual position as an artist and a single woman.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectFine arts
dc.title ANGELICA KAUFFMAN'S "ARIADNE ABANDONED BY THESEUS ON NAXOS"
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Art and Art History
thesis.degree.discipline Humanities
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.citation WADSTROM, SARAH MORIAN. "ANGELICA KAUFFMAN'S "ARIADNE ABANDONED BY THESEUS ON NAXOS"." (1987) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13260.


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