Presentation Title

Helen Lundeberg and the Disparate Landscape

Faculty Mentor

Joanna Roche

Start Date

23-11-2019 1:15 PM

End Date

23-11-2019 1:30 PM

Location

Markstein 201

Session

oral 3

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Subject Area

humanities_letters

Abstract

This presentation focuses on expanding the research and analysis of a previously unexplored early painting by Helen Lundeberg (1908-99). By examining Lundeberg’s upbringing in Southern California, her personal interests before she began painting, and her involvement in the conception and development of the New Classicism movement, a strong visual reading of her 1936 Irises (The Sentinels) is achieved. My investigation of this painting subsequently develops the current understanding of Lundeberg’s career-long oeuvre, and her shift from Post-Surrealism to hard-edge abstraction. Throughout her entire composition, Lundeberg adeptly integrates the existential theme of life and death by utilizing both literal imagery and formal elements and by successfully employing the tenets of her own Post-Surrealist manifesto.

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Nov 23rd, 1:15 PM Nov 23rd, 1:30 PM

Helen Lundeberg and the Disparate Landscape

Markstein 201

This presentation focuses on expanding the research and analysis of a previously unexplored early painting by Helen Lundeberg (1908-99). By examining Lundeberg’s upbringing in Southern California, her personal interests before she began painting, and her involvement in the conception and development of the New Classicism movement, a strong visual reading of her 1936 Irises (The Sentinels) is achieved. My investigation of this painting subsequently develops the current understanding of Lundeberg’s career-long oeuvre, and her shift from Post-Surrealism to hard-edge abstraction. Throughout her entire composition, Lundeberg adeptly integrates the existential theme of life and death by utilizing both literal imagery and formal elements and by successfully employing the tenets of her own Post-Surrealist manifesto.