105 Decisive Works of Occidental Art by Michel Butor (Translation of Final 50 Pages)

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Posey, Kyle
Area of Honors:
Comparative Literature
Bachelor of Humanities
Document Type:
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Eric Robert Hayot, Thesis Supervisor
  • Eric Robert Hayot, Honors Advisor
  • Christopher Gervais Reed, Faculty Reader
  • Translation
  • Art History
  • Ekphrasis
  • French
This honors thesis is a translation from French to English of the writer Michel Butor’s art historical survey titled 105 Oeuvres Décisives de la Peinture Occidentale. I have translated the final fifty pages, which roughly covers modern art, beginning with Post-Impressionism. The introduction covers the background to the book, problems of translation, and a note about word-image relationships and what this thesis represents to me.