“It’s a portrait of love, heart-break and duality” (kahlo.org). One good observation to point out is that Frida is notorious for using human anatomy as an element of form in her portraits. The representation of blood seen throughout her pieces is symbolic for loss and death as well as unity and family linage. In this particular portrait, two identical Fridas appear wearing distinct attire which represent the artist in different points in her life. A vein runs between the two Fridas communicating unity; hearts are exposed and vulnerable to love.
She portrays loyalty to Mexico by painting herself in a traditional Mexican dress, holding the Mexican flag in her left hand and by painting the left side of the picture with brighter colors making her love for Mexico pop. She painted herself with such a determined demeanor, she painted the right side of the portrait with more grays and neutral colors, giving the U.S. a more depressing look of appeal to it. Let’s look at the left side of the portrait. The exotic plants, with the white roots, the partially torn pre- Columbian temple, the fertility idols, her dress, the flag. All of these items in the painting, represent Mexico.
The looming tinge of light blue on her face and neck indicates her death. Her wildly colorful patterned dress is exuberant, almost garish, and similarly mirrors the surrounding elements of the painting, particularly the floral arrangements that frame her. Her robe, hangs open seductively, and she stills full frontal toward the viewer but looks away wistfully, giving the impression that she is confident enough to project an aura of aloof eroticism and sexuality, rather than having any reservations about her nakedness. The bright orange in the front of the woman, at the same time, echoes with the color at the background. The different types of color panels make it appear that the subject of the painting blend into and become one with her environment.
She showed her paintings in Paris and Mexico afore her death in 1954. She was an astonishing female that was authentically emotional (in a good way) about her work .In 1922, she enrolled at the famous National Preparatory School. She was one of the few female students to attend the school, and she became kenned for her happy spirit and her love of traditional, colorful clothing and jewelry. In that same year famous Mexican artist who paints
Similarly, the protagonist in The Hunger Games, Katniss, puts herself in a tragic position because of her loyalty to her family. In the beginning Katniss volunteers in place of her sister, which is ultimately a death sentence. Katniss puts herself in a position in which she has to do things she does not want to do in order to survive. Such as having to fall in love with Peeta, killing people and participating in the capitols game. The heroic loyalty of the two characters is what lead to their own tragedy thus connecting the two protagonists in their representation as a tragic
To me, both stories are very similar; tales where the “blind” husband is made a cuckold of by one of his close friends. The reason why the Wife of Bath’s prologue is last is because she seems so unhappy. The fact that her tale was about her wishes, proves that she is not content with her life. She has yet to be loved as more than just a pretty face or a wealthy noble. This tale is known for the “Dorigen’s Complaint,” where she talks about all of the women through history who have killed themselves when in a position where they might lose honor.
This is when Mrs. Mallard’s character finally starts thinking for herself. She no longer has Mr. Mallard to hold her back. Another case of character development is Mr. Mallard’s character. Critics have described Mr. Mallard as being abusive, and harmful to his wife. In the story Chopin writes, “ she will weep again when she saw the kind, tender hands folded in death...” (Chopin) This quote is an example that Mr. Mallard was not abusive or unkind to Mrs. Mallard.
The cartoonish look is a step into the trends of the past, for the bright colors that were popular for women during the 1970s. The lips during the 1970s varied from deep colors, to reds, to shiny lip gloss (H&MUA). The shine or the deep colors might give the impression of a cartoon, along with the vivid eye shadows. The woman started out unique, then when society told her that beauty was only skin deep she decided to accept the idea, she changed, and in the end she finally got their
Medea was a priestess which made her familiar with the concept of sacrifice. At the point of time when she killed her children, she was not a mother but solely a priestess. This portrays Euripedes’ belief that victims who are betrayed turn against their tormentor and everything related to their tormentor. Even though Medea wins over Jason by filling it with pain and sorrow, she does lose a lot. The phrase “Medea why lie down with death?” shows Medea’s desire to exchange her marriage bed with a death bed due to the intense pain she went through.
The reason why it can be argued, is because throughout the play she shows how she is loyal to her family and she will not stop being loyal and also how she kills herself instead of suffering. Throughout the play, Antigone shows her loyalty for her family, one of the ways she does this is by burying her brother knowing it would result in consequences because it was against the law. “ But I will bury him; and if I must die, I say that this crime is holy: I shall lie down with him in death, and I shall be as dear to him as he to me”(1023). Antigone is explaining
The painting that really caught my eyes while waking through Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art at St. Gregory was Reading the Letter by a twentieth century artist named, Harry Roseland. During the twentieth century genre painting became a huge deal and artist starting showing more and more. This allowed the artist to tell a story Roseland was self- taught and really enjoyed depicting old and poor African Americans. The reason Roseland loved painting these Post Civil War African Americans was because it was a topic that was going unnoticed. The first thing that I notice in this painting is that the white woman is the brightest thing in the painting.