Contemporary Australian artist Fiona Hall uses biological features in her artwork to make political and social statements on contemporary issues and the history behind them.
They say, “pictures are worth a thousand words” and I believe when it comes to my chosen artist, Frida Kahlo, her portraits could not be a better example of that saying. All of the 200 paintings done by Frida Kahlo say more about her life and what she experienced than any article I have ever read about her. From her health issues and violent bus accident to her tumultuous marriage with her husband, Diego Rivera is all an influence in her paintings.
Yoko Ono is known for being the famous John Lennon’s wife and the scapegoat that is blamed for breaking up the pop/rock sensation group, The Beatles. Unfortunately, She is lesser known and given less media credit for being a fantastic alternative artist.
Rathnasambhava, the Transcendent Buddha of the South and Madonna Enthroned are very similar images that were produced by very different cultures. Both images were produced during the 13th Century. The image of Rathnasambhava, the Transcendent Buddha of the South was produced in Tibet during an interesting period of the country’s religious history. The branch of Tibetan Buddhism is led by a religious and sometimes political leader called the Dalai Lama. It was during the 13th Century during the reign of Kublai Khan, around the time of the production of this painting, that Tibet experienced the first incarnation of the Dalai Lama. One has to wonder if this painting is somehow related to that occurrence. According to
Yoko Ono is one the most influential performance, multi media and avante guarde artist of the 20th century who`s work has been over shadowed by her personnel life. Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1933 Ono attended the prestigious Gakushuin Unversity, while here her family moved to America to escape the war.Art appealed to Yoko `shortly after turning twenty years old, Yoko Ono discovered art out of necessity. “Art is a means of survival,”`1 she discovered this living through WWII where Yoko and her siblings would imagine all the foods they could not possess,this gave them hope in the bleakness and became the purpose of much of her art. It was also the inspiration for her earliest performance piece Lighting Piece (1955).
Creativity and originality have always been a large part of Jaylyn’s personality and daily life. She has always been a creative and unique person. She enjoys painting, listening to music, and she even knows how to play the guitar. She also has very unique and interesting taste in music and in the art she chooses to create. Gray is also her favorite color.I have never encountered someone who considers gray their favorite color. Her favorite movie is also Tucker and Dale vs Evil and I have never had the privilege of watching it. I know she has unique art techniques as well as the talent for art because I saw her creating tissue art once before with hand sanitizer and markers. Once blended correctly, the tissue was vibrant with a multitude of
It is always evident when a person is different from others. They are not a blur amongst a group of people that can easily be looked over, like others. How they are different may be clear by the way they look but maybe their thoughts are what makes them interesting. Someone’s thoughts are difficult to find out just by a glance. There is a sense of curiosity to the disturbance of the ordinary. A maverick is a creative individual with a different mindset who is confident and bold. Commonly labeled an outcast they are someone who break the molds of societal norms that at the time are not encouraged but slowly become apart of the mainstream, alternating the traditional point of view. Frida Kahlo and Andy Warhol both contributed to different art movements. Frida Kahlo grew up with an illness and later experience what she would call two accidents that allowed her to start her innovative life. Kahlo changed societal norms having to do with sexuality, gender roles, and a new form of expression with private and personal subjects that at the time weren’t allowed to be talked about. Andy Warhol came from rags to riches because of his excellence in his artwork that was different and interesting from past artwork. He freely explored his sexuality and created the movement that made a huge change throughout America and the consumerist culture many parts of the world has been living in since the post war era. Both contributed to how current society is seen and what is now seen as normal
Throughout history many artistic works have been deemed "great" and many individuals have been labeled "masters" of the discipline. The question of who creates art and how is it to be classified as great or greater than another has commonly been addressed by scholars and historians. The last quarter of the 20th century has reexamined these questions based on the assertions that no women artists have ever created or been appreciated to the level of "greatness" that perpetually befalls their male counterparts. The position that society has institutionalized on women as unable to be anything but subordinate and unexpressive is a major contributor to this claim. Giving a brief history of gender discrimination in the art
Book Title: Yoko's Diary Author: Yoko Moriwaki (Edited by Paul Ham, Translated by Debbie Edwards)
Marina trusted in her work, her art, and it allowed her to use her body as the canvas. To expose the energy and limits of the human mind. Another artist, Yoko Ono, did a piece 10 years earlier that was fairly similar to Rhythm 0. Yoko Ono did a nine-minute video called Cut Piece where she sat on stage and allowed her viewers to use scissors to cut pieces of her clothing off. The power is then given to the audience rather than the artist and the artist’s body becomes the canvas. Just like Marinas’ performance, Yoko Ono's’ audience started to get more and more aggressive about cutting her clothes off, leaving her fully exposed.
Although Jan Van Eyck was one of the most influential artists during his time period, his work, Lucca Madonna is fairly unknown. Whilst researching Jan Van Eyck the work rarely appeared unless one research specifically the name.
It is very beneficial to distil a concept to its essence to assist with the exploration of certain notions. Knowing what lies at the core of our subjective message as film makers will ultimately have the ability to capture the target audience more effectively, especially with an experimental production where the subject can be allusive or a test to grapple with.
The history of art dates back to ancient times. Artwork can be, and was, found around the world. What makes art interesting is that it can be created in any way, shape or form with any materials. It seems that the artwork can also tell us a lot about the artist. Art seems to be simply, a direct, visual reflection of the artist’s life. Therefore, one can assume that an artist’s life experiences and beliefs directly influence their art. If we look at examples from different periods of art we will be able to see the connection between the artist and the art.
Although examining art requires a huge knowledge, my intention in this essay is to analyze a piece of art, besides lyrics and the context, I’m going to examine it by following the steps presented by Alain de Botton.
Art History is the study of objects of art in their historical development and stylistic contexts. The history of art, we feel, can sometimes be confused with art criticism. However, Art History is concerned with finding the value of the artistic piece in respect with others in the same category of art or movement, and art criticism is more of an evaluation of art. The art examined best represents the culture during the time period, visions the artist imagined, and history behind an event. It also represents society in a specific area, beliefs the people may have, writing that tells a story, the natural world and environment, conflict between people and areas, and the human body. With these representations, artwork overall represents the life in which we live (d). Each piece has its own genre, design, format and style to it. This makes each piece extremely different, yet pleasing to the eye. They also vary between paintings, sculptures and architecture. These different types also make a variety of artwork to be seen by all people. The art pieces that I chose, Jar, Bottle and Glass by Juan Gris, The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí, and Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh, seemed interesting to me and I believe to best represent the context in which they were created, along with the major artistic movements of the time. I went on to research them more thoroughly to better understand the history behind them,