Many of Frida’s paintings shows her experiencing pain, such as The Broken Column, Las dos Fridas, and What the water Gave Me. Some of Frida’s artwork was disturbing, but that’s how she expresses herself in her artwork. “What the water gave me” is a perfunctory example of Frida’s pain. In her painting, there are elements and memorable pieces that she attached to her artwork to show her audience of what she been through. For example, she had an abortion.
However, when she visited the Capital, they would dress her in feminism outfits. She wore dresses and makeup each time she was in the capital. However, when she was at her districts she would dress more masculine. In conclusion, Katniss and Antigone’s characters were similar in numerous ways. They both showed pride, bravery, and courage.
Lan told Kien, “‘What a cruel time… and so very long. The war swept away so many people’” (52). When she says this she feels her own pain, but also pain for others. She knows that there are women like her that are grieving for the loss of loved ones because of war. Throughout the war Lan lost many people and she tells Kien that he is the only one to come back.
I. Introduction- Thesis Artemisia Gentileschi creative talent has led her to place the events of her lifetime on canvas, as she stood on the border between two worlds, that of an artist and woman. A. Subtopic #1 Artemisia’s life had many challenges not just because she was a women but she was also a painter and this was rare in her time period. B. Subtopic #2 She painted the Greek myth of a girl named Danaë and she too had a grim life. C. Subtopic #3 Gentileschi was raped by a family friend and this experience inspired her to create an exquisite painting of Danaë. D. Subtopic #4 Throughout the painting we can see various symbols that represent many diverse ideas.
She painted a multitude of paintings that examined the suffering and betrayal she felt upon divorcing the man she loved. One of the most captivating pieces of art was Las Dos Fridas. Kahlo explains how in this painting she tried to capture two different Fridas that represented 2 separate things. One of the Fridas was the one that Diego Rivera once loved and the other Frida is the one that Diego no longer wanted to be with. On page 279, it says that “[The Two Fridas] are left abandoned by Diego, [Frida] is holding her own hand and links her two selves with a blood vein… The Two Fridas is an image of self- nurture: Frida comforts, guards and fortifies herself” (Herrera, 1983, 279).
Artemisia Gentileschi has remained one of the most famous women artists in modern history that is not famous for solely her skill. Though talented, scholars have instead chose to highlight the sexual assault and personal struggles Gentileschi went through as a means to deeper understand and criticise her masterful art. Although she painted few altarpieces and no frescoes, her talent was still comparable to some of the great male masters of her time, with her rendition of the story of Judith and Holofernes frequently being compared to the great Caravaggio’s. Despite her success as an artist, many historians have instead focused on her role as a woman. Undoubtedly, Artemisia experienced many things that other men, and male artists, would not
The piece My Birth (1932) (Figure 24) candidly describes childbirth, which is tabooed (Ankori Gannit, 2002). The expression of women’s private world in Kahlo’s paintings played an important role for her art to receive high praises. However, Kahlo’s appeal is a sad monologue of her pain, as the praises were not only those for a unique experience only women undergo but also a confession of painful experience of an infertile woman who cannot bear a child, which is naturally granted to a woman. In this painting, Kahlo did not want to secretively paint or beautifully cover the female organ; instead, she confidently claimed that women’s natural feature is personal and private and not an object to boast its beauty in hidden places because of the absence of a
The ArchAndroid encompassed parts two and three of the Metropolis concept album, and The Electric Lady is comprised of parts four and five. Inspiration for The Electric Lady song originated from Monae’s self-expressive art. Specifically from a piece she repeatedly drew and often questioned. In the “we create music blog” Monae reveals that she would constantly “paint this female silhouette night after night, and I wouldn’t quite understand why I was drawn to paint this woman.” So she decided to talk about the painting with her analyst and she (her therapist) suggested naming it. This was not easy so she looked at the vibrations of the painting and became in sink with her inner deepest thoughts.
Despite the ideology of her time, Gilman never resisted expressing her thoughts and feelings through her writing. By the early twentieth century, she had become an extremely influential women’s rights advocate, and author. Contrary to her doctor’s orders, she decided to reflect on her horrible experiences in her short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper” (U.S. National Library of Medicine). At first, Gilman tried to have her story published in The Atlantic Monthly, but the editor declined because the story made him “miserable” (Straub 1). After being rejected, The New England Magazine agreed to publish Gilman’s story.
As Carl N. Deglar states in his article, “Her illness became more severe, however, and ended in a total nervous collapse” (39-42). This is likely where Gilman got the theme of oppression when writing “The Yellow Wallpaper.” She based the narrator’s life on her own failed marriage and mental collapse. After the divorce, Gilman moved to San Francisco in 1894 and wrote many short stories there including “The Yellow Wallpaper” (Deglar 39-42). This was