Issue 5: RezErection: Reclaiming First Nations Sexuality through Erotic Art

Issue 5: RezErection: Reclaiming First Nations Sexuality through Erotic Art

Emily Perkins. To be "in the erotic" is essentially to be alive as it constitutes the enactment of an integral facet of one's human identity. However, Canada's First Peoples have been excluded from representations of healthy sexuality. As such, the creation of erotic renderings of Indigenous people has become an act of resistance against the impose sociocultural systems.

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Issue 5: Andrew Grassie: Within and Beyond Painting

Issue 5: Andrew Grassie: Within and Beyond Painting

Rhys Edwards. The work of contemporary Scottish Andrew Grassie provokes re-evaluation of painting's potential as a critical medium. His highly detailed, minutely realized paintings depict interstitial moments and spaces within the contemporary art environment: installations being set up, lecture halls, vacant business offices, and works in storage, among other subjects.

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Issue 5: Eileen Gray, E.1027 and Feminine Modernism: Subversions, Contributions, and Interpretations

Issue 5: Eileen Gray, E.1027 and Feminine Modernism: Subversions, Contributions, and Interpretations

Arianna Mao. Eileen Gray's E.1027 occupies an exceptional position within the modern architectural canon as one the rare buildings that was praised for its characteristically feminine qualities. Because of this particular position, E.1027 both enlarges the discourse surrounding modernist architecture and the position of women within it.

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Issue 4 2013 Foreward

Issue 4 2013 Foreward

Zoya Mirzaghitova.  I am pleased to present the long awaited fourth Issue of the Undergraduate Journal of Art History.The fourth Issue boasts the largest number of articles we have been able to publish so far. It is a sign of the expanding interest in the Journal and our mandate as well as the high quality of research produced at the undergraduate level at the University of British Columbia.

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Issue 4: The Barozzi Oracula Leonis

Issue 4: The Barozzi Oracula Leonis

Katia Fernandez Mayo. Towards the end of sixteenth-century Venice, widespread ideas on spirituality, prophecy, and mystery remained inherently popular among Renaissance societies. The wide distribution of prophetic texts, aided with the invention of print, resulted in a rising interest to create elaborate illuminated manuscripts that re-contextualised Byzantine contents into a current Venetian Renaissance setting. 

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