This is a critical analysis of the painting Henry Ford Hospital by Frida Kahlo. This artwork consists of oil paint on a tin canvas. It was painted in Detroit, Michigan after she had one of her many miscarriages. Today it can be found in the Collection of Museo Dolores Olmedo in Xochimilco, Mexico (Esaak). This analysis will describe the elements of design, principles of design, and the reason Kahlo created this artwork.
ABSTRACT The pain and suffering of Frida Kahlo and Chuck Close gave them the ability to create personal works of art to tell a story. The more suffering each of them encountered, the more artwork was produced, revealing the thoughts in their head, the pain that was endured and what gave them relief. Art really can be a drug, and from this essay, it will outline the development of each of their careers through all of the works of art and progress. INTRODUCTION My essay will address the progressive struggles and pain of two artists Chuck Close and Frida Kahlo, and how they each earned recognition through self-portraiture.
This painting is an Oil on Canvas made in about 1718-19. This painting can be analyzed through contextual analysis. When I first saw the painting my first thought was that it was all about the architecture and daily lives of people but it actually has a story and I only know that because of the context given beside the picture in the museum. I could have never known from just looking that something was actually going on because everything is so far back in the
Frida Kahlo created many glorious pieces. One of her most intriguing pieces is The Two Fridas. The image is quite symbolic and meaningful. Kahlo was a Mexican artist greatly known for her self portraits and the pain, passion and feminism of her paintings. The name of the piece I choose to analysis is Las dos Fridas, also known as The Two Fridas. This painting was created in 1939 by Frida Kahlo. Kahlo created this painting shortly after her divorce with her then husband Diego Rivera. It is said that the painting is used to represent the different sole characteristics of Frida. One of the images represents the traditional Frida in Tehuana costume with a broken heart, the other is seen as an modern day independent Frida. The period of the artwork
In like manner, Frida’s suffering throughout her life had a huge impact on her long term career. Also, “By distilling and depicting the emotions surrounding her traumatic accident and subsequent medical complications, Kahlo painted experiences that people could recognize and relate to—feeling pain, being hospitalized, and fearing isolation.” (Pain and the Paintbrush: The Life and Art of Frida Kahlo.) Moreover, her artistic output was dominated by self-portraits that often showed her suffering. This was due to Kahlo’s poor health, from illnesses like the poliomyelitis virus, which weakened and deformed her body, and chronic pain, which inevitably became prominent themes in her artwork.
The artist masterfully expresses various human forms of suffering through a process of engraving the original piece on a wooden stamp, and repeatedly stamping it onto other papers. The work was refined after every few weeks, until the stamp was completely ruined. This engraving is meant to evoke emotions more frightening than any
The painting depicts what seems to be a panoramic view from afar but looking closely each aperture and objects make up the impressions of faces. From the left side there seems to be an aperture looking over a big cliff with branches of trees. This cliff and branches make up the face of an old person. The rock exposures within the cliff form the illusions of wrinkles, wrinkly lips and a long and untreated mustache. The branches give the effect of baldness, contributing to the overall appearance of an old man’s face.
This oil on canvas art piece is a beautiful scenery of a sunset over the sea and a lighthouse on a cliff to the far left of the painting. Next
Museum assignment For our museum paper assignment, I chose to do my writing on a piece of American art. It’s a painting by Charles Ethan Porter called Still Life, this painting is up for display at the San Antonio Museum of Art. The painting is oil on canvas with the dimensions of h. 13 in. (33.0 cm); w. 20 in.
She was able to express her life experiences through her artwork and openly expressing this allowed for her to become an iconic female artist. Lily is a pysch patient who idolizes Frida Khalo’s work “ The Broken Column”. It was explained that when Lily views this piece during her psychotherapy she is able to relate, though she suffered from different illness then Frida Khalo she was able to connect to Frida’s art work. Rather she sees the paintings as representations of her continuous state in which she is torn through the middle, ravaged by an exquisitely vicious steeliness. Like Kahlo’s dreamer, she hovers between life and death but without a rage for life that can find an expression.
Las Dos Fridas, translated to The Two Fridas, is a self portrait created by Frida Kahlo in 1939 through oil paint on canvas. The piece includes two portraits of Kahlo, of which bare two separate and contrasting images. In comparison, Kahlo painted both a dark unibrow and a faint mustache in addition to bold red lips. The two are seen intermingling hands. In contrast, the Kahlo on the left side is wearing a white and lacy gown with floral designs embroidered on the bottom of the dress, mimicking european wear. The area above her breast is exposed to showcase the interior of a bleeding heart. A red string stems out of the heart and splits into two separate strings. One part of the string comes across her body and is cut at the tip using a pair
Pop art era originated in New York during the mid-1950s and ended in the early 1970s. It focused on familiar places in citizen’s day to day life, creating commercial images and during this time Pop art boomed because of the media World War II was receiving. Roy Lichtenstein’s painting “WHAAM!” would mostly fall under the category of the Pop art era for the reasons being that it is based on an image from a DC comic “All American Man of War” which was published by DC comics in 1962. Lichtenstein presented a powerfully charged scene in an impersonal manner, leaving the viewer to decipher the meaning for themselves. The painting is in a comic style of art (Pop Art) and depicts two fighter jets (one owned by the United States the other owned by the Soviet Union) in the air with one shooting a missile towards the other jet with a humongous “WHAAM!” giving the painting a cartoon feel by emphasizing the onomatopoeic lettering in a yellow box, showing that the plane has blown up.
The divine details in this painting help the viewer understand her true and mixed emotions that are portrayed by the Frida on the left. While the Frida on the right side is her current self who has defeated all the inner turmoil she once had. The purpose of this painting is simple but a complicated all at the same time. Frida’s was conveying a message to her viewers that marriage a journey of beautiful memories, but also comes with tragedy in some cases. It relates to our culture and era of time, from the idea of how easy it is to get a divorce, but how the scars are still within our souls.
This artwork is Picasso’s “Night fishing in Antibes” made in 1993. It is oil on paint of a dimension of 6’9” and 11’4”. With a quick glance, many people wouldn’t understand this painting’s meaning at first, some may even disregard it as simply a people fishing. However digging deeper into this painting, there is more foreboding and a significant message than one may think at first. Picasso creatively uses principles like color, space, shape, balance, form, composition in this artwork.