Ever since I heard the first time about the Mexican icon painter Frida Kahlo, I fell in love and it’s been a few years now of intense admiration and fascination towards her.
These powerful and fragile women dedicated their life to express herself, in their most complicated ways dismembering in their works the Intermediate sexualities, the performative of body and sexuality.
When talking about great women, I can certainly name a few that inspire me; Amelia Earhart comes to mind, Georgia O’Keeffe, Princess Diana, another favorite of mine is Joan of Arc and then there is Mother Teresa.
Over time, art has depicted history, changes in the world, society, economy, and emotion, amongst other things. As art is subjective and personal to us, the thought crosses my mind: “How does an art piece withstand time and still be appreciated in current time?” Art over time has depicted landscapes, moments in history, personal moments in our lives, and parts of different cultures, to name a few. Culture displayed in art is one of the most powerful results. Art and culture co-exist and work hand in hand, both positively and negatively. Art is a product of culture and culture is a product of art. Here is a bit of history on Jean-Michel Basquiat, why he's one of my favorite artists and why I consider his art to be timeless.
Do you recognise this woman? Shot in the 1970s, it was just recently on exhibition alongside Tracey Emin and Paula Rego at the prestigious TJ Boulting in London.
Do you love roses, animals and intricate line designs? If so, then you will love RoseEater! Her combination of dark and feminine creates the perfect eye-candy for anyone who has ever had a dark time in their life. Check out this sneak peak preview to her work!
Tina Yu, Chinese-American artist based in New York City, is fresh-on-the-scene she gained a following through talk between people in the art world. Once she began to expand she continued to paint and started to do sculptures on her canvases. I felt she was unique apart from other artists who do not sculpt or create solely by hand as much anymore. Our modern times are so into technology, graphic designing, almost all digital. Luckily for us, she's picked up the sculpting tools and gave us a whole new way of viewing art and creating art.
As the feminist art movement began to grow during the 1960s, women used art as a tool to comment on social and political stances to further equality amongst the sexes. While women have always created and made successful names for themselves in the art world, it wasn’t until this era where their art was put front and center to further communicate art movements meant to spread feminism awareness.
Ever since I can remember, art has fascinated me. It has always been part of my life, but I never thought about its history—how certain ideas and movements came about and what was the artist's inspiration. Now being a student of the arts, the opportunity to research what has always fascinated me has pushed me to find out the base of all my curiosity.
Germany and Mexico sit on two different ends of the world, yet Paula Modersohn-Becker and Frida Kahlo responded to women's equality through self-portraits. Modersohn-Becker was a German painter who painted Self-Portrait with an Amber Necklace in 1906. "[She became one of] the first modern woman artist to challenge centuries of traditional representation of the female body in art.” On the contrary, Kahlo was a Mexican painter who painted Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird in 1940. “[Similar to Paula, Frida was] one of the women to fully express herself through art, a feminist putting women’s issues at the forefront of her work.” The analysis of Self-Portrait with an Amber Necklace and Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird will focus on the representation of the female body, cultural perception, and art style to show that the works of their art changed the rules, broke barriers, and challenged the status quo through their self-portraits for women's equality.
Fairy tale girls, drinks and live music… the flyer for Sara Leroy’s new 3D art gallery opening promises big things, and it delivers.