Date of Award
Honors Bachelor of Arts
Kimberly Dennis / Robert Vander Poppen
Through investigation of the works and theories of Michelangelo, Falconet, and Rodin, this paper asserts that the two predominant cosmological narratives of the Western world of roughly the past 500 years, Christian theism and material naturalism, had tremendous potential to influence the manner in which the sculptor conceived of himself as a creator, with both of these explanatory frameworks remaining influential even when the artist held to a purely naturalistic narrative.
Baldwin, Zachary, "Defining the Creator: Competing Cosmological Narratives & Conceptions of the Sculptor" (2014). Honors Program Theses. 12.