Date of Award

Spring 5-7-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Daniel Bozhkov

Second Advisor

Carrie Moyer

Academic Program Adviser

Carrie Moyer


Modernism brought about a logical culmination of painting, an epoch where logic and reason can no longer attempt to account for or speculate its behavior. This paper considers the perpetuation of painting from an ontological standpoint, documenting its inherent aporia, its relationship to meaning, and its function in contemporary society.



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