Wendy Ikemoto F'06, F'05

Wendy  Ikemoto
Visiting Assistant Professor
History of Art and Architecture
Vassar College

Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art 2006
Doctoral Candidate
History of Art and Architecture
Harvard University
Double Vision: Pendant Painting in Antebellum America

This study situates the form of the paired, or pendant, canvas within the ideological paradigms of the Victorian gothic, and in relation to theories and practices of replication and doubling in antebellum visual and literary culture. By approaching five core painted pairs "visual narratology", this project investigates the pendant structure as it exploits the dialogic construction of meaning and the off-screen space between canvases to establish a uniquely binary discourse.

Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art 2005
Doctoral Student
Department of History of Art and Architecture
Harvard University
Double Vision: Pendant Painting in Antebellum America

My dissertation situates the form of the paired, or pendant, canvas within the ideological paradigms of the Victorian gothic, and in relation to theories and practices of replication and doubling in antebellum visual and literary culture. By approaching five core painted pairs through what I term visual narratology, my project investigates how the dual structure of the pendant exploits the dialogic construction of meaning to establish a uniquely visual temporality.