Comparing the Art Works of Frida Kahlo and Osamu Tezuka

907 Words Jan 31st, 2018 4 Pages

Art and culture are two heavily intertwined concepts. Art can be thought of as an expression of culture and sometimes the influence of art is so great that it can work to transform culture. Therefore the two concepts can have effects on each other that are somewhat cyclical in nature. The two concepts can also both be considered as different forms of expression just that manifest in different ways. Although culture is largely thought to be intangible and confined to consciousness, it manifests itself through actions, beliefs, and ultimately tangible items by individuals transforming matter though their experiences, beliefs, and inspirations.
Culture can be considered a dynamic process that is constantly evolving. Thus art can be considered something of a "snapshot" of how the culture manifested itself at the time that the particular artwork was created. This essay will compare two works by artist from different periods as well as different cultures. Although there is certainly room for personal expression in art, a major part of the artwork must be driven by culture in some regard. Culture is a piece of how individuals come to gain their identities and therefore when art is created in is in some form a manifestation of that individual's culture.

Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo was raised within the context of a Mexican cultural tradition and…
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