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THREADS OF IDENTITY: MARISOL'S EXPLORATION OF SELF

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Date Issued:
2013
Abstract/Description:
Marisol Escobar, known in the 1960s as the "Latin Garbo," is a sculptor famous for showing with the Pop art greats. However, Marisol holds a curious position in art history, stranded between the formalism of the 50s and 60s male dominant Pop movement and the conceptual experimentation and radicalism of the 1970s. Her quiet yet intense observation pinpoints the overriding human elements present in the objects of her scrutiny. Most notable for turning her gaze inwards, her self-portraiture defies easy categorization. Marisol's approach to self-portraiture is in service to the exploration of her own identity. Yet, from the 1990s onwards, Marisol's work has received little scholarly coverage despite her stylistic affinities within Postmodern discourse. Therefore, I will discuss Marisol's body of work, use of iconography and development of style in the last three decades which focuses on the artist's expression of identity, sexuality, and power.
Title: THREADS OF IDENTITY: MARISOL'S EXPLORATION OF SELF.
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Name(s): Williams, Emily, Author
Colo'n Mendoza, Ilenia, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Marisol Escobar, known in the 1960s as the "Latin Garbo," is a sculptor famous for showing with the Pop art greats. However, Marisol holds a curious position in art history, stranded between the formalism of the 50s and 60s male dominant Pop movement and the conceptual experimentation and radicalism of the 1970s. Her quiet yet intense observation pinpoints the overriding human elements present in the objects of her scrutiny. Most notable for turning her gaze inwards, her self-portraiture defies easy categorization. Marisol's approach to self-portraiture is in service to the exploration of her own identity. Yet, from the 1990s onwards, Marisol's work has received little scholarly coverage despite her stylistic affinities within Postmodern discourse. Therefore, I will discuss Marisol's body of work, use of iconography and development of style in the last three decades which focuses on the artist's expression of identity, sexuality, and power.
Identifier: CFH0004535 (IID), ucf:45208 (fedora)
Note(s): 2013-12-01
B.A.
Arts and Humanities, School of Visual Arts and Design
Bachelors
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Subject(s): marisol
marisol escobar
maria sol escobar
sculpture
pop art
sculpture
women artist
art
art history
wood
wood sculpture
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0004535
Restrictions on Access: campus 2016-12-01
Host Institution: UCF

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