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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Hippeläinen, Tuovi
dc.contributor.author Niskanen, Anna
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-22T05:44:41Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-22T05:44:41Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/14031
dc.description.abstract My Bachelor’s thesis consists of two parts: an essay called A Modern Muse and a book of photographs called Lustrum. The essay is a ponderous attempt to describe musedom in a historical and personal context through examples of past and present artists from primary and secondary written sources. The series of images presented in the photo book are taken with, of, or inspired by someone I consider a muse. In the essay I pave way to understanding what a muse’s role as source of inspiration is for an artist. I argue against the sexism that has existed in musedom since the Reneissance. The ethical problems raised by the gender roles and the responsibilities of both parties in an artist-muse relationship are looked into through examples from past artists and writers. I arrive at a personal explanation for what a muse’s role is in my own work and what my responsibilities in that relationship are. I end my text with a short summary of the muse relationship that inspired the photographs in my visual part. en
dc.format.extent 28
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title A Modern Muse / Lustrum en
dc.type G1 Kandidaatintyö fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Median laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword muse en
dc.subject.keyword photography en
dc.subject.keyword art history en
dc.subject.keyword portraiture en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201409222663
dc.type.ontasot Bachelor's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Kandidaatintyö fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Hippeläinen, Tuovi
dc.programme Valokuvataide fi

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