Ivy, Gregory

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A study of space as an element in plastic design 1951 14 The history of man is the story of an expanding universe. Between the very narrow concept of the universe held by primitive man and the cosmic concept that we hold today there lie centuries of slow but steady development. The desire to discover the p...
The image in the seed : a creation of art forms through painting and drawing inspired by biological beginnings 1951 25 The purpose of this paper is, primarily, to explain the meanings of my paintings and to relate these paintings to my philosophy. I proposed to make an inspired interpretation through painting and drawing of biological beginnings and their abstract be...
Nature and the non-objective : an essay concerning fifteen paintings 1953 24 The purpose of this paper is to discuss briefly the creative process in relation to the writer's thesis paintings. These nonobjective paintings are the artist's expression of the way he feels about life. If art is considered a continuation of nature,...
An explanation of the existence of twelve paintings 1953 19 Every form of being contains within itself its history; its heritage; its tradition. The tradition of Art is a vital part of the tradition of Man. The two are inseparable, for it is doubtful that Man would exist without Art, and certainly Art would n...
The artist's emotional response to environment as reflected in painting 1952 17 This paper will describe the process of painting as being a consequence of the artist's individual emotional response to her environment. The artist's response is reflected in her work. The effect the response has on the process of painting is the ma...
The source and substance for a contemporary art of American origin 1952 54 This paper is in itself an accompaniment, or a verbal explanation of the experience analagous to and partially responsible for igniting the plastic experience which the paintings represent. It is a summary of occasions and conclusions which I experie...
Spatial dynamics in painting achieved through plane manipulation 1953 15 In order to understand the thesis, a clear definition of terms is necessary. The idea of space as considered by the artist may consist of two concepts. One might deal with the greatly expanded space revealed in our contemporary action and thought. Th...
Motion towards the center : an essay on reality as expressed in fourteen paintings 1953 21 At the center of man's world stands his god, his utmost reality. His whole life is a struggle to draw nearer to this reality. It is the aim of art to comprehend reality in so far as it is humanly possible and express it. Thus, art is one of the highe...
An interpretative essay concerning twelve paintings 1952 27 The purpose of this essay is to interpret the author's thesis paintings which, exist as a manifestation of his reality from reality. The objective has been to carry each observer into his own soul in order to conjure a realm of existence in which one...
An autobiographical approach to the creative process and to my creative work 1953 25 We who paint turn with reluctance to writing. We would much prefer to present our work and be silent until those happy occasions when the exuberance of wine and good fellowship encourage discussion. But since my work must now be explained, attacked, ...
The use of symbolic line as a means to composition 1954 30 To the artist, a painting is the result of an act of creation: to the observer, a painting is the source of a visual experience. To the latter, it provides a sensory stimulation: to the former, it is the result of stimuli, visual, emotional, or int...
A commentary on thirteen paintings 1954 16 The activity involved in the painting of thirteen pictures is, in reality, many activities combined. These activities can be broadly divided into two areas—the actual physical activity and the far more important activities of the perceiving mind. The...
A search into the meaning of the painter's creative images 1954 20 The thesis has been entitled, A Search into the Meaning of the Painter's Creative Images. The student has looked for the meaning of imagery in the form in which man's life is seen. In the first part of the thesis the creation of imagery is discussed ...
A consideration of some of the aspects of art in relation to fifteen thesis paintings 1958 24 This paper represents an attempt to shed light on the creative efforts of this artist. Some of the problems which have arisen in the process of creating and explaining the existence of fifteen thesis paintings are presented. Contemplation and soul s...
A study of the conception of the form employed in the composition of twelve paintings 1956 21 The painter's reality hinges around that which is perceived through the senses, the intellect acting as a flux in merging responses to that which is perceived and translating these into a synthesis, the essence of which is visual reason, A work of ar...
An examination of an individual philosophy of art and painting 1956 22 Today, as man has moved into the second half of the twentieth century, much has been realized in regard to man's potential in many areas, and again, much is still to be realized. In some areas man's knowledge is much more advanced than in other areas...
Experiments in the use of glass in painting 1959 11 This project was conducted for the purpose of developing techniques of painting in the medium of glass and producing works using these techniques. Initial work in glass was primarily a problem in the manipulation of new (to the artist) material and a...
A study in the relationship between nature and the creative work of man 1959 33 The essence is in the moist and murky soil, in the smell of frozen trees in winter, and in the ebb and flow of water. The continent closes into sea, and there is a harmonious fusion where the artist may find the past, present and future; this, flowin...
Small aspects of nature 1960 23 Nature has long been a prime source of subject matter for my paintings. Here I find the wonderful earthy browns, reds, and yellows, the warn tones which have their personal appeal, and chiefly dominate my palatte. From this source come all the forms ...
The meeting of the oriental and the occidental in my paintings 1961 21 The artist's paintings express her concepts, ideals and hopes. Since the creative works of the painter have come out of her entire being, and they involve the extremes of the Orient and the Occident, it is necessary to note here the painter's backgro...