This essay is written as a response to two of the sources, the first has a title of “The yellow wallpaper” written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the other is a silent film titled as “Metropolis” which is created by Fritz Lang. In a nutshell, the story of Gillman is
Essay Analysis of Hair Daniel West English 103 9/19/11 Dr. Turner | The essay Hair written by Maria Alderich, is an analysis of women during the 1950’s need to conform, rebel, or fit in to societies social standards and the inner conflict it caused in women’s identity. The essay is Alderich’s firsthand account of the females in her immediate family and how they use their hair styles to define themselves and represent their self-identity.
In the Daisy by Marc Jacobs perfume advertisement the director, Sofia Coppola strives to capture the ideals of youth, innocence, and girliness, but also sophistication and intimacy. The models’ clothing and makeup, as well as posture, is very telling of this concept throughout the thirty-second advertisement. The four adolescents skip and play through the meadow in short, white, peasant style nightgown dresses, which immediately project the image of youth, innocence, and girliness to anyone watching. Their makeup is minimal and natural looking with a fresh-faced appearance, which indicates the young age that they are
Barbara Kruger uses collage to create her artwork, Banksy uses stencil print and Gustav Klutsis uses photo montage. Although collage and photo
She repeatedly re-examines the woman’s roles in society and history, she doesn’t believe that her works have negative or explicit messages, which is why she leaves them untitled making them open to interpretation. In the late 1980’s she expanded her range to more gross subjects. I believe her works strongly support woman’s rights, which was, is still is a very important topic. She typically photographed herself in a range of costumes. To create her photographs, often times she would shoots alone in her workspace, taking on many roles such as make-up artist, director, talent, and so
High school…what is there to say about it? Many would tell you that it’s like a jungle of sorts, others say it changes you. Many students including myself, go through all four years of high school setting goals and standards for themselves after they graduate. Your teachers and your councilors tell you that it’s a bumpy road but “you’ll get through it”. Well I can personally tell you that high school was none of that.
Plastered on the tops of taxi cabs and magazine covers, a slim beautiful women pouts down at the littering of people bustling around. Often her head is cut out of the frame, or she is reduced to her body parts with only her chest or back showing. With long legs and a voluminous form, she is the essence of womanhood and emulates the modern women. Except, she doesn’t. Her arm brushed skin and contorted body is nothing like the average women she stares down at, and that's because she is a culmination of the male gazes influence of how a women should look and act throughout history. Womanhood has been influenced by the male gaze because women are brought up with symbols of women that are created by men. In western culture there is only male subjectivity
The collage titled, “Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing?” shows a parlor or living room. In the center of the room the viewer will find the body builder Irvin "Zabo" Koszewski holding an oversized Tootsie-Pop. Siting to the left side of the piece, one will fine the artist Jo Baer sitting on a sofa, nude. In addition, the collage contains a staircase with a women vacuuming and an arrow with text. A window that reveals a picture of broadways. A lamp shade with a Ford logo, a framed picture of the cover of “Young Romance”, a Stromberg-Carlson TV, a tape recorder on the floor, an image of the earth on the ceiling, a rug, and a canned ham on the coffee table (Stonard, 612-620). The collage was created in 1956 for
At the time this painting was being done, modernism was taking place in France. The country was adopting new technologies like the car and train. At this time, women could not have a sense of modernity. If they were to experience it, it was likely that they would be disregarded. Through modernism a broad subject was opened in painting. This was fortunate for men and but not for women, who remained on one side of the window. Men had the freedom in their subject matter. Through modernism, more barriers were built for women to withhold them. It also connected society by ensuring that classes were integrated. The clarity of the paintings indicates how modernism was favoring men. As women still portray their lives us unfinished during the modernism era, the live of men was already
She has remarkably realistic features and proportions, as well as a short, but feminine hairstyle, womanly hips, and an expression of empowerment. Maybe this was not what the artist was trying to express, but the meaning changes through history, and yet, this piece can still relate to issues in society today (fig. 5).
Jeff Koons’s Pink Panther is a piece of art that portrays an entertained, bare-breasted lady, attired in a green dress. Her head tilts backward in a posture appearing as if she is talking to people around her. She is modeled after the former Hollywood star, Jayne Mansfield. Additionally, the Pink
When present in the “German vs Degenerate Art” gallery, one can notice the effort put by the artists who promote the idea of updated classical artworks in context of German political taste; and at times this effort is just so obvious that it takes away from the painting itself. For instance, Udo Wendel’s The Art of Newspaper, 1939 and Adolf Wissel’s The Sculptor August Waterbeck, 1932 are two paintings that resemble the German ideal art, and both seems to loosen from its beauty due to the immense effort placed by the artists to make it look more classical and more perfect than it already is. Both paintings depict modern day people painted in a classical style, as close to perfection as it can be done, and in both paintings there is an additional classical element as part of the composition, either a greco sculpture or an art book open on the page of roman art. This forceful repeated element of classical artworks within the already German classical painting prevents the viewer from thinking of modernity in any other way. It puts the viewer in the perspective of seeing himself as part of a perfect life, while pressures him to want to
Although Potter’s work is at times autobiographical, her aim is to present common female perspectives related to the internal psyche. Potter draws on her own life experiences as well as the experiences of women friends to build identifiable narratives in the work. There are several groups of figures in Potter’s production, each with distinctive formal qualities and each using different materials or modeling methods. Although each group of figures has a different focus, all address the social and personal pressures experienced by women. The group of multi-coloured underglazed porcelain figures display more individual characteristics through details such as facial expressions, apparel or other trappings. Using humour and gentle satire, Potter sets up a vignette in each of these pieces. The women are seen performing rigorously to maintain the appearance of youthful beauty and the perception of “doing it all” with ease. Another set of figures includes attire embossed with nature motifs such as leaves and flowers - suggesting the natural cycle of growth, change and mortality inherent to all life. A group of figures without heads or facial identity places attention directly on the body speaking to the pervasiveness of body image angst in our culture. These forms exhibit physical cracks signifying aged skin, but also are indicative of stress fractures in the veneers employed to hide age. Ever present in
The design included luxury and perfection with additional of avant-garde vision of the future, creating the minimalism designs (Figure 3). The philosophy could be found from the way an item is designed which is having all ages to work together in the company, traditional techniques and craftsmanship such as screen-printing, tie-dyeing as well as latest technology. The philosophy had created a modern image of luxury that pushed the boundaries and become unconventionally fashionable (Graves, 2012, p.139). Her designs are not predictable nor obvious, different and wrong, creating collections to allow women to be feminine and alluring without having to revert to a masculine form to suggest intelligence or autonomy (Lovinski, 2010,
One does not have to look further than the cover of the book as well as the title to comprehend what her work is about. Not only does her anger point toward the aging and menopausal female body, but also –as Adele Nel states – “to the unfair social and political dispensation as well as the patriarchal discourse of power that reduces women to decolonized objects”. Beside rage, her work as well as the cover photograph suggests emotions or qualities of feebleness, loss and mourning.