Rivera was a successful artist and member of Mexico's communist party. Infamously known as a womanizer, he and Kahlo suffered a turbulent marriage. After her and Rivera's first divorce Kahlo decided to renounce her femineity. Kahlo captures this experience through the artwork of "Self-portrait with cropped hair" (1940). The artwork is an oil on canvas work conveys Kahlo's self-punishment for her failed marriage to Rivera.
When the reader goes to find deeper meaning in her poems, it comes out to be a very personal and emotional piece of writing. Her poem “Sex Without Love” can connect the reader personally with society. A lot of people in the world are obsessed with the act of having sex. Olds shows the contrast between coldness and physical heat. (McGiveron).
Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter tells the story of the life of Hester Prynne an adulteress forced to wear a Scarlet “A” on her bosom by the sinister Puritan society to mark her shame. As her husband seeks revenge for the unidentified lover, Arthur Dimmesdale stays wracked with guilt. The Scarlet Letters symbolism and use of allusions, metaphors, setting, irony, diction, and varied tone helps to unwrap the characters throughout the novel. Hawthornes motives for writing the The Scarlet Letter was to show how women can be equally as strong and independent as men as men can also be morally weak. Hawthorne uses his abilities to weave tone, mood, and style all into one story questioning his purpose of this tragic tale of shame and redemption.
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…
Similarly, the protagonist in “A Rose for Emily” is Emily Grierson. The house that she lives in drives her mind to inhabit it in dusty and dark. Miss Emily is a mysterious character. The impression that Miss Emily gives us about her is that she is a “necrophiliac”. Necrophilia means a sexual attraction to dead bodies.
Its shows the different trails each character takes and how the one scarlet "A" can change meaning and bring a man to his death. For Hester it is a painful reminder of her adultery. For Dimmesdale it is a secret reminder of his part of his involvement in the role which he conceals, and the torment he brings upon himself for not making his sin public. Pearl embraces the Scarlet Letter and makes us think that this symbolic object although small can transport the reader to the world of the mysterious and dangerous
From the Legacy of Pierre Bourdieu: Critical Essays, by Simon Susen and Bryan Turner, it states that, "One can utilize sociological insight, like class system, to understand art history. The perception of art varies so greatly from one class to another. Class struggle involves contrasting ways of appropriating art and culture. Classes set themselves apart by means of a very different understanding of art and culture and thus reproduce, more or less unintentionally, the class structures of society" (p. 3). Using China's Art history, I will elucidate Susen's and Tuner's statement by using the following Chinese art types; funeral art, court art, literati art, marketplace art and totalitarian art.
“Havisham” is a poem based on “Miss.Havisham” on the novel “The Great Expectations”. The author Carol Ahn Duffy used several techniques to describe her feelings and symbolizing her emotions with objects emphasizing love and hate throughout the poem. In the poem, she introduced 5 different colours to represent her feelings and emotions which has made it very effective for the readers. For example, “green” implies jealousy, which shows how Havisham is envying the woman who took her man, compeyson, and is known to be very negative colour.
Portraiture is important for all because it has the ability to draw the viewer into a different dimension, perhaps being inside the artist’s mind or into the setting of the artwork. Artists possess this power by skilfully using manipulation of various elements of design and working them into the piece in a way that all the elements fit together in a beautifully abstract puzzle. Frida Kahlo’s ‘Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird’ from 1940 and ‘Janet Laurence’, by John Beard made in 2007 are to be deconstructed and compared in this essay. Mexico’s nationally recognized Kahlo was a woman of pain, experiencing many accidents that resulted in Kahlo being confined to her house, undergoing 30 operations and painting more from the growing
Fortunately, he escaped any charges, while the man who had stolen the figures received a brief jail-time. These Iberian figures are very primitive and crude. The features of the sculptures large ears, bulging eyes and striking nose are all to be seen in Les Demoiselles d’Avignon. Picasso still thought the painting was not shocking enough, so inspired by tribal art in the form of masks Picasso continued painting. Like two dots, a triangle and a slith can resemble or symbolize as eyes, a nose and mouth, Picasso could deviate from the realistic and naturalistic forms of
Which, to me makes the art far more intimate and personal than other styles. Marla was driven purely by her love of painting and seeing that in the videos made me want to understand more pieces of Modern Art. On the other hand this film also made me realized that I could never just “view” works of Modern Art without at least story of why the artist did it. To me, it loses its value once the story attached to it is no longer
The documentary subscribed to many different forms in presenting its information with a visual and audio spectrum. On the visual scale, it bombards the viewer with images and videos of hyper-sexualized women present in everyday type television, film, and advertising. Dramatic music to match the tone of the information being said was included. Melancholic musical accompaniment was common during parts of the film that explained the consequences of the misrepresentation of female roles on young girls. For example, when it began to give information on how poorly written women in film with unachievable bodies has a direct detrimental effect on self esteem and body image, the documentary captured the upsetting, emotional aspect of the research through background music.
After watching the video Art 21. I deeply agree with Wodiczko’s comment on how people feel more comfortable talking to strangers through the beauty of art, than to talk to love one’s about personal and painful experiences in person. The idea of sharing your story through a monument is an amazing idea because it allows people to speak out and express themselves about the several issues that we as a society are afraid to talk about for the fear of being judged, treated differently or even harassed by the media. One projection that stood out to me was the Tijuana projection that gave a deep insight on what young girls go through in their culture and the emotional pain each and one of them go through. These girls were brave enough to shared their stories with an audience that was interesting in listening to their pain and suffering behind a monument that gave them the courage to speak out.
This world is full of many uncertainties. Some are pleasant surprises, while others become life-altering tragedies. Kevin Hazzard portrays such beautiful disasters in his book “A Thousand Naked Strangers,” which recalls his unimaginably insane encounters as an EMT and paramedic in Atlanta, Georgia. He witnessed pain and suffering, but also beauty and freedom. He claims that the chaos and unpredictability is what made his job worth doing.