Muta Poesis.

Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Fine Arts

First Advisor

Spicanovic, Vladimir,


Fine Arts.



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This paper is produced to support my thesis show Muta Poesis. I have over the last two years sought through the use of photography to visualize the subject of death. I attempt to capture the emotive aspects of the subject of death, achieving this through the loss of natural daylight which is only apparent within the final photographic print. Within this paper I put forward the research that has become the basis for my studio practice. I explore the subject of death from the Medieval period through to the Victorian period, covering the historical evolution of death imagery and photography. I also explore contemporary death photography, in order to better situate my own photographic work within contemporary art practices. In conclusion of the paper I explain the influences on my understanding and exploration of death related imagery.Dept. of Visual Arts. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2003 .B97. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 42-04, page: 1085. Adviser: Vladimir Spicanovic. Thesis (M.F.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2003.