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Student Omeka Exhibits at UNC

This Omeka site contains exhibits created by faculty and students of Art 467 and English 266 courses at UNC-Chapel Hill. These exhibits are listed and linked to below.

Art 467: Celtic Art

Celtic Art in Roman Gaul and Britain
While a unified definition of either Roman or Celtic art is, at best, difficult to establish, this exhibition seeks to present, deconstruct and diagnose the intermingling of these distinct artistic . . .
 
Celtic Plaid, Highland Tartans, and Scottish Identity
"The costume consisted of a blouse with sleeves, confined in some cases by a belt, with trousers fitting close at the ankle, and a tartan plaid fastened up at the shoulder with a brooch." This . . .
 
Cernnunos: A Contemporary Adaptation, curated by Kaitlin Knapp
Cernunnos, the stag-god of ancient Celtic cultures and often represented in centuries-old relics and artifacts, is brought into the contemporary scene through the artwork of this painter and mixed . . .
 
Symbolism of the Harp and the Carnyx
This exhibit contains ancient "Celtic" instruments and explores the relationship between what is viewed as quintessential Celtic instruments, the carnyx and harp, and perceptions of how these . . .
 
Comtemporary American Celtic Art
With their uniquely American perspective, artists Cindy Matyi, Steve O'Loughlin, Jen Delyth, Michael Carroll and Patrick Gallagher use their Celtic art skills to reflect spiritual, social and . . .
 
The Use of Celtic Imagery in the Political Murals of Northern Ireland
This exhibit will explore the use of Celtic imagery in the Republican propaganda murals in Belfast and Derry in Northern Ireland.
 
Celtic Tattooing in America
Tattoos serve as an immediate visual indicator of a myriad of things. At some points in history tattoos were a status symbol that publically communicated one’s standing in a community.
 
The horse motif on Celtic coins of the Danube basin
Following the Greek tradition of coinage, 'Celts' began to make their own coins since the third century BC at latest (Allen, 1987). Imitative as they are, Celtic coins gradually . . .
 
Tracing Manx Celtic Heritage
An examination of Celtic heritage artifacts as selected and expressed by residents of the Isle of Man. Traces an arc of Celticism through stone crosses, the work of Archibald Knox, and present-day . . .
 
French Illustrations of Celts in François Guizot's A Popular History of France
During the tumultous period in France's history that was the 19th century, political power changed hands numerous times, leaving French citizens searching for an identity as a people and . . .
 
Lights, Camera, Celts!
This exhibition consists of cinematic representations of Celtic speaking people in two feature length films - The Wicker Man (1973) and Brave (2013).
 
Lindisfarne Gospels: God in Design
Numerology and geometric design was key to the art of La Tène culture, which produced a rich metalworking tradition that relies on ornamental, non-narrative designs. The early medieval . . .
 
Medieval French and Italian Appropriation of Celtic Imagery
Within Medieval French and Italian iconography, how did the standard formatting become definitive of certain characteristics of the Virgin Mary, the Trinity, and Satan?
 
Modern Media and The Book of Kells
A source of artistic inspiration to the world of modern media, the Book of Kells continues to play an iconic role in the minds of our society.
 
Nineteenth-Century Representations of Vercingétorix's Surrender
France is ambivalent to its ancestry as it vacillates between the Celts, the Romans, and the Franks. The French have predominantly adopted the Celts as their race of origin from the French Revolution . . .
 
Old Ways, Pathways: Toward an Iconography of Druidry in DruidCraft Tarot
Druidry, which is attracting a growing number of adherents around the world, is characterized by decentralization, creation spirituality, polytheism, and magic.
 
Our Ancestors the Gauls: Henri Paul Motte and the Gallic/Druidic Revival of Nineteenth-Century France
From his body of work, one can see that Henri Paul Motte was interested in depicting compelling moments of warfare; moments of cunning and conquest for one side, of course, means moments of . . .
 
Picts
Throughout the past two centuries, excavations in Romano-Celtic settlements on both Britain and the European Continent have turned up a number of representations of a hooded deity interpreted to be . . .
 
Saints and Satan
I began my research by focusing on images of Satan in medieval art, and how they relate visually to representations of Cernunnos. There was a common set of characteristics (fur, horns, claws, humanoid . . .
 
The Origin and Persistence of Celtic Water Mythology
Have you ever wondered why you throw a coin into a fountain to make a wish? Or have you pondered why in an increasingly secularized society so many children are still baptized?
 
Spanish Bullfighting and the Sacred Bull: Celtic Influences in Modern Practice
The institution of Bullfighting in Spain can best be described as a modern cult of the bull. Within this exhibition, I explore the ways in which the Celtiberian art-historical record reflects the role . . .
 
The Sound of the Celtiberians/td>
The Celtiberians were a group of Celtic-speaking people that inhabited the Meseta region of Spain (what is modern day Soria, Guadalajara, Teruel, Segovia and Zaragosa) in the later centuries BCE . . .
 
The Three Mothers
This exhibit examines several examples of sculpture linked to the cult of the Mother Goddess. I was interested in exploring why these sculptures in both small and large scale were classified as Mother . . .
 

English 266

Into the Woods: Fall 2014
Into the Woods, also known as English 266: Science and Literature, is a service-learning course partnered with the North Carolina Botanical Garden. In addition to studying the writings of important American naturalists, students conducted field studies in the UNC Pinetum.
 
Into the Woods: Spring 2014
Into the Woods, also known as English 266: Science and Literature, is a service-learning course partnered with the North Carolina Botanical Garden. In addition to studying the writings of important American naturalists, students conducted field studies in Battle Park, the nearly 100 acre natural area at the eastern edge of campus.