The act of saying that the artist must be beautiful becomes hauntingly human. By repeating this line, Abramovic challenges conventional beauty standards and calls upon modern female desires to be physically beautiful. Not only does the performance extract from physical appearance, the piece questions whether art must be beautiful. In performance art, the actions often challenge the performer and bring it to the extreme by putting emotional and physical stress on the artist’s body and mind. Art must be Beautiful, Artist Must be Beautiful puts continuous stress upon the artist’s body by reclaiming the figure as the artists own and exposing the harsh realities of social expectations.
The saying that love is blind, is one that is very wrong. Love is not blind, it is merely a faint line that many individuals chose not to see. During Shakespeare’s time, the societal norms that cultivated women were very precise. Women were held to high standards to both look and act in specific ways, but did society ever take it too far? Many poets during Shakespeare’s time wrote traditional blazon sonnets, ones that compared women to the most wondrous things life has to offer; gems, jewels, plants, and stars.
Those considered of thousands of tiny marks obsessively repeated across large canvases without regard for the edge of the canvas, as if they continued into infinity. Kusama’s Infinity Net series marks the beginning of a radical shift in her work from the singular abstract, biomorphic forms she painted during her youth to the more obsessive, repetitive works that would define her career. They also showcase the way she used art to process her mental
Vanity was a very important factor in the quest for power which Catherine embarked on, as without it she would not have strived for the power she obtained and therefore, would not have been as a great a ruler as she was. It was the Hermitage which allowed her to keep fulfilling her needs, and in doing this she showed the rest of society her dominance throughout Russia. Catherine 's vanity was very influential in her decision-making process as a ruler, as it was this need to be the best which influenced her reign. The Hermitage was where she housed many portraits of herself, other great rulers, and many people she deemed influential. Portraiture was very fashionable during the eighteenth-century and it was important for Catherine to adhere to
During Shakespeare’s time, the societal norms that cultivated women were very precise. Women were held to high standards both look and act in a specific way, but did society ever take it too far? Many poets during Shakespeare’s time wrote traditional blazon sonnets, ones that compared women to the most wondrous things life has to offer; gems, jewels, plants, and stars. Such beautiful comparisons were made, but the women were made out to be so unrealistic. Women had become a collection of objects rather than human, but Shakespeare shed some light on the matter at hand and presented a new way of thinking.
O’Connor’s depiction of the wooden leg in the story is a mild comparison to the amputation of her very soul threatened by imminent death relating to Lupus. To O’Connor her life became ugly and she voiced this matter of fact to Langkjaer in her comments about a self portrait that she had painted that was not flattering or attractive. Just as Hulga was highly educated, Flannery did know that she had high intelligence though she couldn’t spell and wasn’t good at Math. When her once last chance at love before her death was gone, it sparked emotions that had to quickly be dealt with and so O'Connor penned her masterpiece about her pain, her broken heart, her broken spirit and broken soul. Through this experience of loss of love and her imminent decline fo her life to Lupus, the author wrote a story to cleanse her healthy mind of pain and sorrow.
It may be marketable and easy-to-sell, hinging on the interests of radical feminists and romance-lovers, but from the overdone characters to the bland world, one can see why the reviews have been so negative. The first cliche out of many originates from the main character, Katsa. Her personality—if one could call the shapeless, inconsistent, and incoherent textbook responses the author gave her a personality—tries to sell off Cashore’s idea of “feminism” and a “strong female lead.” The problem with this is twofold. “Strong female leads” are far overdone in young-adult fiction, especially when written as blatantly as the author did: when the only reasoning going through her head is “because I’m a strong independent woman who doesn’t need a man to help me, and I shall never get married because all men are bad, and—oh, I just can’t stand giving my entire life away!” Not only is her personality one-sided and blatantly trying to appeal to the large generation of feminists, but it devalues the true meaning of feminism and supports radical feminism, where women are not judged and instead celebrated for doing things such as hitting a man so hard he falls out of a chair after getting into a mild disagreement. The radical feminism continues on to Katsa’s ugly views towards women who are weaker than she (everyone, as she has the ability for extreme survival and fighting) and unable to fend for
Instead of being kind and doing whatever it takes to keep men happy, she is described as “the devil” and having “evil in every pocket (192).” The reason for it is because she does not act like a woman from her era, she is difficult and, in some cases, unpleasant to be around, traits not usually associated with women of the 1950s. Within the novel she steals thirty thousand dollars, manipulates and even kills. She is depicted as being “death herself (252)” because of how easily she breaks out of the mold that is pictured when thinking of women in the 1950s. Despite how much she seems to cross that line, she is also very feminine and alluring. Easy describes her flaws, such as eyes that are too close together as endearing and adding to her façade of a vulnerable damsel in distress.
Virginia Woolf is known for many things: she was a central figure in the Bloomsbury Group, she was one of the most famous feminist, her ideas being exposed in her hovels, short stories or essays, she is known for her troubled marriage with Leonard Woolf, whose it seams she didn 't love but she married for different reasons, as because her sister Vanessa considered him a perfect husband for Virginia, or probably because Virginia 's doctor recomended her to get married in order to overcome her mental illness; her lesbian tendencies was one of the reason she didn 't really love her husband. Her articulate essays, her vibrant conversation, her beauty, her part in the Hogarth Press and her contribution to modernism make Virginia Woolf one of the greatest personality of the XXth century. [1; pag.6] Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English writer and one of the important figures of the English Modernism of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. Her most famous works include the novels “Mrs
Charlotte and Emily Bronte are the most successful authors of their time; writing stories that contain truths that have stood the test of time. However, their success did not come easy. Bronte used a pen name to conceal her identity and shield herself from ridicule for the first few months after Jane Eyre was published. Even though Charlotte was not the most beautiful woman, she found abundant success in her talents in spite of the Victorian era’s belief that women’s value is found solely in how much beauty and money she possessed. In Charlotte Bronte’s coming of age novel, Jane Eyre, outward beauty deceives as it ironically represents a true evil in oneself.