In the 1960’s, the United States went through a period of clarity and diversity in thought, analysis and action for people from Mexico or those who practiced the Mexican culture. Issues of deep resonance and problems both Mexican and American communities faced were brought to light through different platforms that include multiple socio-political mobilizations, art, and music all throughout the country (Cockcroft, 1993). This later ensued into battles of cultural reclamation and self-determination that combined into a national consciousness called the Chicano Movement. The Chicano Art Movement represents the attempts made by Mexican-American artists in establishing a unique artistic identity in the United States. Most of the Chicanos belonged
Between the years 1932 through 1933 Mexican Muralist Diego Rivera created what is said to be his most successful work ever. This particular mural is called “Detroit Industry”. The name was quite literal because the mural depicted just that, the Detroit industry. It is a fresco painting which means it is painted on fresh wet plaster. The fresco painting consist of twenty-seven panels on four different walls North ,South, East, and West.
The colors, they are so fascinating to this work of art that the weather created. The work of art was mad by water on a cotton plantation back in the 1800s. Providence Canyon has an amazing scenery with many different colors on the walls of the canyon. Every time it rained on the cotton field the water would form a huge ditch or trench that kept expanding.
Born in 1941 in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, Frank Romero holds a special place amongst the many greats of the Hispanic community of the United States. Of Mexican heritage, Romero expressed an early aspiration for the work of art and was inspired to take the path towards becoming one of the most influential, instrumental and renowned artists of his time. Romero was closely attached to his rich Hispanic heritage and gained much inspiration from his culture and his surroundings of Los Angeles, a city bustling with millions of diverse, culture-rich backgrounds. As a painter and muralist, Romero was profoundly influenced by the Chicano population of Los Angeles in which he spent most of his lifetime living as a part of. His passion for art quickly
“ Every good composition is above all work of abstraction. All good painter’s cannot dispense with subjects altogether without his work suffering impoverishment .” - Diego Rivera. Rivera was a famed Mexican muralist. Diego Rivera was born on December 8,1886.
The painting chosen, Rocky Coastline, Cornwall is an oil on canvas painting by William Trost Richards from 1886. This painting depicts a rigid cliff accompanied by crashing waves of a deep ocean as well as a dark overhead sky. The artist, Richards attended Central High School, adjacent to La Salle University, but later dropped out due to his father’s death. He had a special interest in geological subjects, and after 1868, focused solely on coastal scenes, such as this painting. I chose this painting because I was very intrigued by the realism and detail of the rocks and waves, nearly resembling a sharp photograph.
A growing problem in the United States has been the removal of Confederate Civil War Memorials. When posed with the question “What should the United States do with/about Confederate Civil War memorials and statues?” I would side with those opposed to the removal. Today I will share with you my three main reasons why these Confederate Civil War memorials should not be removed. First, history repeats itself and if future generations cannot learn from the past we will be no better off in the future.
Chicano art possesses a true aesthetic, mirroring a diverse and ever-changing Chicago reality. Today's Chicano art is multipurpose and multifaceted, social and psychological, American in character and universal in spirit. Chicago is considered as people's art movement, outside of museums and hierarchy, so it continues to establish radical or protest art. Since most Chicano artist continue to be rejected for the creative works due to cultural bias therefore, Chicano art does not appear in museums, alternatively motivating the tension between artists and art authority. Chicano art can be expressed as the experiences Chicanos went through by deciphering codes in images, signs, and symbols.
There are many artists coming from different cultural, social, and economical backgrounds, but out of all these differences, inventive individuals go after a similar goal which is to make creative work. However, there is more to it than making works of art and that is finding purpose or discovering reasons to why the artist is making a piece. Artists may work on an art project that is intended for a smaller group of viewers while other artists may go for a larger audience and it generally comes down to what message the artist is trying to convey. Depending where an artwork is situated in can impact the way a viewer perceives a certain image; this is why it is important for artists to think about the space in which they want to exhibit their
Imagery is a powerful tool that great authors use to draw the reader into the story and make them feel as if they are living alongside the characters that have been so diligently created. Ray Bradbury was no stranger to this technique. Some would argue his use of imagery throughout his work is genius. He had the ability to paint such a vivid a picture for the reader, that one feels as if they are seeing the events of the story unfold before their eyes. His use of imagery went beyond simply describing something or someone looks like; Bradbury was able to touch all of the reader's senses.