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Diek Grobler : an artists monograph with interactive catalogue

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Haute,B.M.R. Langerman, Jorike 2011-11-30T08:36:18Z 2011-11-30T08:36:18Z 2011-09
dc.identifier.citation Langerman, Jorike (2011) Diek Grobler : an artists monograph with interactive catalogue, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This is a monograph on the South African artist Diek Grobler. The aim is to contextualise the artist‟s oeuvre up to 2009 and to explore the visual metaphors in his art. Grobler has a fascination for stories. He blends tales of traditional Western mythology, African mythology, Christian religion, folklore and magical realism into narrative artworks. Through visual metaphors the artist comments on the everyday human dramas that surround him – be they political, social, psychological or cultural. Furthermore, he adds an element of surprise to his sketches of human drama, by infusing them with irony and humour. My research reflects the diverse nature of Grobler‟s oeuvre as it investigates works from various artistic genres such as painting, sculpture, illustration, performance art, avant-garde theatre and animation. It also examines a blend of different artistic media such as ceramics, oil paint, gouache, pastels, scraperboard, earthenware, 2D computer animation, puppetry, and stop-motion animation. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xvii, 188 leaves),ill. (chiefly col.)+ 1 computer optical disc (col., 4 3/4 in.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Apartheid en
dc.subject Folklore en
dc.subject Mythology en
dc.subject Poststructuralism en
dc.subject Magical realism en
dc.subject South African art en
dc.subject Reception aesthetics en
dc.subject Grobler (Diek)
dc.subject Monograph
dc.subject Life-and-work model
dc.subject Stories
dc.subject Performance art
dc.subject Stop-motion animation
dc.subject Metaphor
dc.subject Identity
dc.subject.ddc 759.968
dc.subject.lcsh Grobler, Diek, 1964-
dc.subject.lcsh Grobler, Diek, 1964- -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcsh Art, South African -- 20th century
dc.subject.lcsh Painters -- South Africa -- Biography
dc.title Diek Grobler : an artists monograph with interactive catalogue en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology M.A. (Art History)

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