Date of Award

Fall 12-18-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Art

First Advisor

Harper Montgomery

Second Advisor

Lynda Klich

Academic Program Adviser

Maria Antonella Pelizzari

Abstract

This thesis examines the art and social engagement of Laura Márquez in 1960s Paraguay. Despite the challenging economic, political, and social contexts that Márquez encountered throughout the decade, she acted as an invaluable “transmitter” – both carrying international artistic forms and concepts into Paraguay, and diffusing her experience of local reality.

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