Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Surrealism establishes a bridge between the physical realm and the domain of dreams and illusions. In the surreal world, logic is paradoxical; physical principles and rules are defied, only limited by imagination. The expression is a reflection of the personal experience and psychological state of the creator. During my early works in thesis, I concentrated on studying the works of Hieronymus Bosch, Inka Essenhigh, and Julie Heffernan. In First Thesis Painting , I incorporated the creature in Bosch’s vision of limbo from Limbo and the dynamic form from Romantic Painting created by Essenhigh. I set the combined creature in a dark forest to unify the different tones of the two objects and enhance the contrast between the darkness of the background with the brightness of the green form as a light source.
Paung, YiTing, "Surrealism: Art of Subconscious" (2017). Honors Theses. 68.