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Out of the Darkness: Creating New Contexts of Meaning in Anselm Kiefer's Citation of Nazi History

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dc.contributor.advisor Boetzkes, Amanda
dc.contributor.author Gasbarrino, Alexandra
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-08T15:24:28Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-08T15:24:28Z
dc.date.copyright 2017-04
dc.date.created 2017-04-27
dc.date.issued 2017-05-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/10410
dc.description.abstract Anselm Kiefer (1945-) is a German artist who has seemingly attracted more attention than almost any other artist of his generation. Many of his largescale paintings address Germany’s Nazi past. While a large degree of literature already exists on Kiefer’s oeuvre, this thesis explores his photographic series Occupations (1969), a page from his book Heroic Symbols (1969), and paintings Ways of Worldly Wisdom (1978) and Nero Paints (1974). It is through an analysis of these specific images that I address the main concepts of performativity, citation, and allegory; arguing for the efficacy of Kiefer’s art and its intervention on the visual and semiotic infrastructure of the Nazi past. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject Anselm Kiefer en_US
dc.subject Citation en_US
dc.subject Occupations en_US
dc.subject Ways of Worldly Wisdom en_US
dc.subject Nero Paints en_US
dc.title Out of the Darkness: Creating New Contexts of Meaning in Anselm Kiefer's Citation of Nazi History en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Art History and Visual Culture en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department School of Fine Art and Music en_US
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