Cindy Sherman is known as one of the best photographers in contemporary art. Her work dates all the way back to the 1970’s to present day. Her work has been called important and influential to most that view it. What makes Sherman so unique is that she has been using herself as her own model in her pictures for well over 30 years. Sherman’s photographs are known for their provocative taste and for pushing the boundaries.
This might be why so many drifted towards Realism and Impressionism. They would paint genre scenes, portraits, and still lives. They used their husbands, children, and maids (if they had them) for models. Most female artist that had recognition were somewhat related to or associated with a successful male artist. Morisot, for example, was accepted into the Avant-grade circle because of her close relationship with Manet.
In the Documentary of Frida Kahlo published by PBS America on October 26th,2012 there were many Pros and some Cons I noticed. Some Pros I noticed was that their were many pictures of her artwork and I really liked that because her artwork was amazing the way she drew was really detailed, my favorite drawing they showed was the one she drew when she had unfortunately lost her baby. Just the way she detailed her drawing, you can connect to the way she felt and the things that were going on her mind during that time, that’s how deep her artwork was. Also something else I liked was Frida Kahlo 's personality the way the narrator described her was really persuaded and admiring, because just the way she went through an unexpected tragedy she stayed positive about it the whole time, and her love life with Diego Rivera seem so passionate well except the times when he was cheating on her, but even when he did Frida Kahlo 's respond to it was so strong, she will make him beg her for forgiveness and she’ll go days without talking to him. And honestly as a lady 's point of view, it’s really hard to ignore your love one but at the same time they did you wrong so you know it’s like disrespectful and unfaithful in a relationship which later on leads to trust issues.
Native American women have always power within them, but with the arrival of colonists came the arrival of sexism. Today, indigenous women are beginning to thrive in American leadership and are once again tribal leaders like they were pre-colonialism. Even the most successful Native American women have faced unbelievable adversity, commonly including poverty in early life and sexism. But they also share rich traditions, female role models, and Native feminism. Throughout “Ogimah Ikwe: Native Women and Their Path to Leadership,” Lajimodiere shows how the common threads of tribal ties, female role models, off-reservation education, and Native feminism influenced successful contemporary Native American women today.
Women as Seen in Trifles There were a lot of outstanding female literary figures that saw emergence during the 19th century. One of the many women writers that became known was Susan Glaspell. Glaspell’s works saw her struggle with arguments such as gender and differences and other related concerns, thus making it as one of the 19th century’s legacy. In the middle of an artistic revival and renaissance, Glaspell together with her beloved husband, George Cook, started to write about the issues they were seeing. But in 1915, she started writing the Provincetown Players and saw the involvement of other female writers like Kate Chopin and Fanny Fern to the making of one-act play, the Trifles.
The 1996 film Fargo by the Joel and Ethan Coen captivates the rare heroics of a pregnant female officer from Brainerd, Minnesota. The film’s depiction of female heroics is a proponent for empowering women in the film industry. We are always accustomed to seeing men as the primary focus and center of a film and women as the impotent secondary character. Films today should start portraying women as the strong primary character and, a character that’s inspires women to make difference like Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand) did. Film is a societal changing platform and The Coen brothers use that to bring some parity in our male dominant society.
A modernist, Strand was highly influenced by Alfred Stieglitz and Charles Sheeler. His work had a huge impact on the f/64 school of photographers (Ansel Adams, Edward Weston etc). In 1915 he started working with large format cameras (then referred to as “straight photography”). Combining elements of abstraction and reality in his compositions, Strand began to develop his own personal style. Heavily influenced by Stieglitz and Charles Sheeler, his subject matter ranged from architectural pictures, portraits and still life
She has put her life and biography into her work. As a local critic puts it “It is impossible to separate the life and work of this extraordinary person. Her paintings are her biography” (Lucie-Smith, 2008). Kahlo’s life was full of all kinds of pain a woman would experience: Injury and disability, miscarriage, husband’s unfaithfulness, etc. All of these were demonstrated in Kahlo’s work and that has made her a feminist icon where other women would look up to.
When she soon got all of the people’s attention on this subject, she got on the subject of woman suffrage. Many of these subjects caught people’s attention and expanded their eyes as well. In the 1920’s Helen and Anne traveled around the world on “fundraising tours for the American Foundation for the Blind, an agency Helen supported until her death” (Williams, Donna Glee). Helen Keller spent most of her life writing, lecturing, studying and traveling. Although Anne found the love of her life, Helen never found the love of her life, but She was once engaged to Peter Fagan but her family disapproved of this man.
Both photographers had people as their subjects and often took portraits of them - in the black and white medium. Facial expressions are extremely important to both photographers and that is the reason the works of art have become so famous. Evans used a large format camera to capture scenes of daily