research product . 2022

Expressions of romantic love in contemporary art : ‘Rush me like water, I’d be happy to be drowned’ painting as a study case

Yoon, Seyoon;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2022
  • Country: Finland
The objective of this study was to gather information on how love has been expressed and interpreted in various forms in contemporary art. Specifically, romantic love will be discussed as the main topic for the thesis. Furthermore, to analyze different expressions in the contemporary art field, different types of emotions accompanying love are also explored as examples. The data of this thesis were collected from articles, publications, book, inter-views, and web resources. Biological and psychological information is studied for in-depth understanding of the topic. As examples of advanced artworks re-lated to romantic love in the contemporary art field, the works of Marina Abramović & Ulay, Félix González-Torres, and Paolo Raeli were reviewed and analyzed. In conjunction with the written part of the thesis, the five-panel acrylic paint-ing Rush me like water, I’d be happy to be drowned was progressed from deep research and theoretical basis. Containing the artist’s concept of love, Rush me like water, I’d be happy to be drowned visualize the emotional state of love. The work was exhibited at Galleria Himmelblau for the part of the Embers Degree show by Fine arts study path in Tampere University Applied Sciences.
free text keywords: Fine Arts, fi=Kuvataide|sv=Bildkonst|en=Fine arts|, fine arts, contemporary art, love, art, Media and Art
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