War women: a motivating legacy enhanced

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Title: War women: a motivating legacy enhanced
Author: House, Felice
Abstract: Motivated by the need for strong female depictions in our culture , as well as the desire to research and pay tribute to the women workers of World War II , the author initiated the War Women project as the focus of this thesis . The objective of the project was to create a series of large -scale paintings of the women defense workers of World War II that could be used to pass down these women ? ?s motivating legacy and reveal its contemporary context . To begin the project , nine historical photographs were chosen as source material for an original set of nine paintings . A problem arose when attempting to paint these images because the photographs chosen were low in resolution , leaving them vague and undefined . Though sufficient for creating the basic idea for a painting , the chosen photographs needed to be enhanced and re -created to become useful source material for the series of representational paintings . To enhance the images , props and models were found , photographed , and , in one instance , three -dimensionally modeled to replace their counterparts in the original photograph . Digital techniques like compositing , colorizing , and color correcting were essential tools for reinventing the source material . The resulting images were adequate source material for the series of nine paintings completed for the War Women project .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /3781
Date: 2006-08-16


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