Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Lynda Klich

Second Advisor

Maria Antonella Pelizzari

Academic Program Adviser

Maria Antonella Pelizzari


This thesis examines Raquel Forner’s engagement with current events in her paintings from the 1930s and 1940s. Uncovering her realist style, each chapter focuses on a thematic area of her work over these years: the female figure and representation, religious iconography, and wartime.



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