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Something Old, Something New, Something Greek, Something Blue

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While the collective human ideas of decoration and the creation of beauty have been present throughout time, the process of creation can be one that also includes defacing the world around us. The presence of graffiti and street art has been apparent since ancient times with examples being unsurfaced in the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. These subsects of art have always existed alongside and within urban areas. Now it cohabitates alongside the antiquated streets of Athens, Greece and the numerous fantastical creations of the ancient Greeks. Art in many of its different forms has looked to the Classical Greeks for inspiration for thousands of years. By incorporating both the ancient and modern forms of art found in Athens, a piece can be created that embodies the essence of this ancient city. This piece will include three main pieces: a dress, a wig, and a pair of earrings. The wig will be created with research into the techniques and styles used by the ancient Greeks. The dress takes much of its inspiration from printed research of the construction of garments, prior research of both sculpture and architecture, and pieces found while studying abroad in Athens (March 23-30). The earrings will take their inspiration from examples of ancient art and the modern people of Greece. The piece will mainly feature airbrushed art inspired by examples of graffiti found in the streets of Athens and will be primarily in white and blue.

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As humans, we seek to make the world around us beautiful. Sometimes that beauty requires the defacement of public property. The presence of graffiti and street art has been apparent in ancient cities like Pompeii and Herculaneum. These subsects of art have always existed alongside and within urban areas. Now it cohabitates alongside the antiquated streets of Athens, which has become a center for street artists. Art in many of its different forms has looked to the Classical Greeks for inspiration for thousands of years. By incorporating both the ancient and modern forms of art found in Athens, a piece can be created that embodies the essence of this ancient city. This piece will include a dress, a wig, and a pair of earrings.

Research Category

Art/Fashion

Author Information

Kimberly GapinskiFollow

Primary Author's Major

Theatre Studies

Mentor #1 Information

Dr. Daniel

Nadon

Mentor #2 Information

Dr. Yuko

Kurahashi

Presentation Format

Artistic Piece

Start Date

April 2019

Research Area

Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity | Byzantine and Modern Greek | Fashion Design | Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts | Fine Arts | Interdisciplinary Arts and Media

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Something Old, Something New, Something Greek, Something Blue

While the collective human ideas of decoration and the creation of beauty have been present throughout time, the process of creation can be one that also includes defacing the world around us. The presence of graffiti and street art has been apparent since ancient times with examples being unsurfaced in the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. These subsects of art have always existed alongside and within urban areas. Now it cohabitates alongside the antiquated streets of Athens, Greece and the numerous fantastical creations of the ancient Greeks. Art in many of its different forms has looked to the Classical Greeks for inspiration for thousands of years. By incorporating both the ancient and modern forms of art found in Athens, a piece can be created that embodies the essence of this ancient city. This piece will include three main pieces: a dress, a wig, and a pair of earrings. The wig will be created with research into the techniques and styles used by the ancient Greeks. The dress takes much of its inspiration from printed research of the construction of garments, prior research of both sculpture and architecture, and pieces found while studying abroad in Athens (March 23-30). The earrings will take their inspiration from examples of ancient art and the modern people of Greece. The piece will mainly feature airbrushed art inspired by examples of graffiti found in the streets of Athens and will be primarily in white and blue.