Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Gender and Women's Studies
© 2013 Denise Tupper
This paper maps themes (e.g. family, beauty, femininity, gender, blackness, representation) and artists from the Black arts and Feminist art movement who have been very influential when planning this senior art project. I specifically look at the works of Black feminist artists such as Betye Saar, Faith Ringgold, Carrie Mae Weems, Kara Walker, and Mickalene Thomas who navigate themes from both movements. In my project I have painted a series of interpretive acrylic portraits of close friends and family members, all adapted from photographs.
Tupper, Denise, "My Family of Women: Celebrating Blackness and Exploring Themes of Black Feminism" (2013). Scripps Senior Theses. 182.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.