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the book of controversies

By karoline hrouda

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Karoline Hrouda is a senior who is pursuing a double major in Fine Arts (concentrating in Drawing) and Art Education. In her series she was focused on the Book of Hours, a prayer book from the Middle Ages that consists of decorated pages known as Illuminated Manuscripts. She decided to use the illustrations as reference and focus on the religious nature of the book to critique the worship of the upper class, focusing on three specific wealthy men for this series. All three paintings reference a different decorative page of a Book of Hours and follow the same structure and theme of the reference. With these paintings, Karoline hopes to start a conversation about the role the wealthy play in American society.  

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