Saturday, December 22, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
|Water Carriers, Haiti 1985|
Through all of her journeys, travels and tribulations Lois Mailou Jones managed to separate herself from the crowd and make her own spot in history. Accompanying this success she has helped as pave the way for other aspiring female artists. Showing not only her craft as a painter skilled in one area but a true artist with abilities honed in different techniques.
"National Museum of Women in the Arts." Lois Mailou Jones. National Museum of Woman in the Arts, n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2012.
"Lois Mailou Jones (American Painter and Educator)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2012.
"Lois M. Jones's Art Reflects African Traditions, Many Styles." The Black Box. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2012.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Lily Martin Spencer- "Height of Fashion":
Lily Spencer painting, the "Height of Fashion" is shown at the right. The painting shows a young African American girl with a fake monocle, pet dog and her pinky finger extended which shows her bring fashionable.The artist, Lily Spencer poked fun at the child's mannerisms associated with high society. Lilly Spencer was one of the most famous artist during this time during her time. The humor she used in her works with the stories she told through her paintings are what made her so popular.
Barbara Kruger- "Your Body is a Battleground":
I really like this photo because it emphasizes the way women try every different
way to make themselves beautiful. The picture also reminds me of the evil queen from Snow White, and how she tired to be the fairest of them all. I like how she used the black and white images and color blocking the words. It really makes everything stick out. The deeper message behind this is an inspiration.
Frida Kahlo- " The Two Fridas"
Frida Kahlo was of the most interesting artists we learned about in class. I loved all the issues and turmoils she faced throughout life, however she came out on top through it all. She was an artist that was famous in her time and that is a spectacular feet. This painting shows how Frida was two people but their hearts were connected as one. The Frida in the white dress represents the Western influence on Mexico, while the blue dress represents her Mexican heritage and how she would prefer to dress.
Augusta Savage- "The Harp"
Augusta Savage was a very amazing sculpture due to her abilities in the Harlem Renaissance. "The Harp" is a sculpture depicted of a group of twelve stylized black singers in graduated heights that symbolized the strings of the harp. "The sounding board was formed by the hand and arm of God, and a kneeling man holding music represented the foot pedal" (1939). This sculpture was beautiful and it took so much time to be created...sadly it was demolished after the fair in was presented in.
Eva Hesse- "Ringaround Arosie"
The picture to the right is called, "Ringaround Arosie" it was done by the well-known Eva Hesse. she was the woman artist to be taken as seriously as the boys. In her artwork she had references sexuality, and humor. In this sculpture she references boobs/ breasts and how they have toe ability to be different sizes. Her work was very interesting to be because it broke all of the rules pertaining to old views of sculpting.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Part Two - 2 Identification/Short Essays (15 points each) 2+ paragraphs
BONUS - 5 points each
Modernism, Abstraction and the new woman
Gabriele Munter, Portrait of Marianne Werefkin, 1909
Gabriele Munter, Boating, 1910
Vanessa Bell, The Tub, 1917
Sonia Delaunay, Coverture, 1911
Sonia Delaunay, Simultaneous Contrasts, 1912
Hannah Höch, DADA-Dance, 1919-21
Hannah Höch, The Kitchen Knife, 1919
Hannah Hoch, Indian Dancer, 1930
Käthe Kollwitz, Memorial For Karl Liebknecht, 1919
Käthe Kollwitz, Self Portrait Facing Right, 1938
The Female Body
Suzanne Valadon, Grandmother and Young Girl Stepping into the Bath, c.1908
Suzanne Valadon, The Blue Room, 1923
Frida Kahlo, The Broken Column, 1944
Frida Kahlo, Self Portrait with Monkey, 1940
Frida Kahlo, The Two Fridas, 1939
Frida Kahlo, The Flying Bed, 1932
Käthe Kollwitz, "Attack"The Weaver's Revolt, 1895
Camille Claudel, La Valse, 1895
Romaine Brooks, White Azaleas or Black Net, 1910
Romaine Brooks, Self Portrait, 1923
Georgia O'Keefe, Black Hollyhock, Blue Larkspur, 1930
Georgia O'Keefe, Yellow Calla, 1930
Pan Yuliang, Nude Study, 1947
Pan Yuliang, Self Portrait, 1945
Ana Mendieta, Untiltled (Silueta Series), 1978
Gender, Race and Modernism
Lee Krasner, Noon, 1947
Lee Krasner, Cat Image, 1957
Helen Frankenthaler, Mountains and Sea, 1952
Louise Bourgeois, Fillette, 1968
Louise Bourgeois, Arch of Hysteria, 1993
Eva Hesse, Hang Up, 1966
Eva Hesse, Repetition 19 III, 1968
Faith Ringgold, Die, 1967
Faith Ringgold, The Wedding: Lover's Quilt No.1, 1986
Betty Saar, The Liberation of Aunt Jemima, 1972
Augusta Savage,Lift Every Voice and Sing, 1939
Alma Thomas, Elysian Field, 1973
Thelma Johnson Streat, Rabbit Man, 1941
Judy Chicago, The Dinner Party, 1974-79
Judy Chicago, "Virginia Woolf", The Resurrection Triptych, 1973
Nancy Spero, Codex Artaud, 1970-71
Miriam Shapiro, Anatomy of a Kimono, 1976
Joyce Kozloff, Hidden Chambers, 1975
Las Muheres Muralistas, mural, 1974
New Directions: Postmodernism, Performance, Place
Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Your Gaze Hits the Side of My Face) 1981
Jenny Holzer, Selection of Truisms, 1982
Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1979
Sherrie Levine, After Walker Evans, 1936
Adrian Piper, Vanilla Nightmares No.2, 1986
Adrian Piper, Cornered, 1988
Yoko Ono, Cut Piece, 1964
Marina Abromovic, The Inner Sky for Departure, 1991
Marina Abromovic, Imponderabilia, 1977
Maria Abromovic, The Artist is Present, 2010
Rachel Whiteread, House, 1993
Rachel Whiteread, Monument, 2001
Maya Lin, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 1975
Sophie Calle, Ghosts, 1991
Doris Salcedo, Untitled, 1990
Shirin Neshat, Turbulent, 1998
Shirin Neshat, The Last Word, 2003
Ghada Amer, Eight Women in Black and White, 2004
Marlene Dumas, Dead Girl, 2002
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Black Women in Films by Direne Price
Well. let me begin by saying..." Black Women are the most beautiful, angry, mean, lovely, difficult, loving, honest, sexy, sneakiest, nosiest, funniest, diverse, complex creatures on the planet!" Oh! did I mention these are just some of the adjectives that are used to describe Black Women in the World!!! Yet, why is it so hard for us to get roles in Hollywood that speak to our complexed, but enriched lives and culture?
So many bleak opportunities offered to Black Women in Hollywood for movie or television roles, but Why are there few films where the Black actresses are not sitting down at the table eating, but are always the ones who are serving the dinner???
Oh! I forgot one adjective; I'm seeing R.E.D. (Real EVIL Diva)
Angry? yes! Here's a movie title for you! Can you say....Diary of a Mad Black Woman???????????
A Tyler Perry Joint! creator, director, producer, writer... and employs black actresses!! Who else is going to???
There are stories told by Black Women in films that impact audiences across all racial color lines, but only get little recognition. This is prevalent in Music, Fashion and The Arts(painting and sculpture) World too!
Movie Films are considered Art because they are filled with still and moving images!
After 100 years of racial inequality, stereotypes and marginalized roles, Hollywood is not ready yet!?
Stereotypes of Black Women in Early Film and Television
"SEE , I TOLD YOU.... black women have an attitude."
T.V. Show " Family Guy"
"Do you mean to tell me that I cook, clean and even breastfeed some of your children, but I can't take a vacation boss 'em????
"Being oppressed means the absences of Choices"
by bell hooks
"Thinking critically is at the heart of anybody transforming their life"
bell hooks, author, intellectual and scholar says in her Cultural Criticism Video that the color coding of black female bodies has re-inscribed what the female body is as they are used in sexist, pornograpic imagery for films and music videos. "Any kind of black female body comes into greater representation solely along the sexual term that we have been historically represented within the mass media."(hooks)
She also suggests that the images of prostitutes and slutty women willing to do anything have been a function of racist and sexist stereotypes in get reproduced in rap music and in films. Sadly, this color cast system is being affirmed in America and the Media today. Dark-skinned women are less desirable by Hollywood and even in television, rap, or music videos. "We didn't change it, we embraced this, now we have to live out the consequences of it!" (hooks )
HE told me that he could make me a star!!!!! But... He never said how?? I'm available for Bar Mitzvahs and Bachelor parties too!
Google Images: Video Vixens
Can you name 5 female artists?http://nolafemmes.com/2010/03/05/can-you-name-5-female-artists/
Information about female artists.
Info on Harriet Powers.
Info on Frida Khalo.
Info on Pan Yuilang.
Info on Georgia O'keeffe
Info on Artemisia Gentileschi
Info on Alma Thomas
Info on Jan Johannes Vermeer.
Link to my Illustration.
So the question is, who am i targeting this towards. And thats you, the class. Luckily the class presentation will give me your ears as a captive audience, since i doubt many of you will get to read any of the posts here.
Ive been giving this a great deal of thought, and i ask myself how many of you can honestly say you like some of the more modern pieces. Forget about them being man or woman, black or white. The piece of art itself.
Be it a patterned tapestry, or painting of can of soup, would you hang that up in your house and like it? Well, maybe the tapestry might be nice. But then again, i have license plates on my walls, and that isnt art. As beauty, art is in the eye of the beholder, so i cant say what you might like, based on what i like, so it is why im hoping that some will look into Didi's work.
But going back to Didi. Besides the reason of me knowing her since i was a kid, there is something else that i feel is relevant. In todays day and age, technology has pushed its way in almost all aspects of live, save for a few of us stubborn backwards types.
So does modern art have to include technology? Must it be "great social import"? Some art does (although personally i still cant see all social and polical "art" as art)
The answer isnt a clear one, but one to make you think and decide for yourself. If you like art that is cans of soup, or pictures of tables, thats great, but im sure many of you are left scratching your head not getting it.
Didi's work is more traditional, since its sculpture, something we all know as being an art, and not having to be told its art (another aside, how many times have you seen something and wondered if it was art, but instead turned out to be junk mangeled together?). Art should be esthetic, at least the way i see it. Art should inspire all sorts of emotions, thoughts. It shouldnt guide me too much into thinking this or that, but it should make itself known as art.
So, if one of you should decide to click the link, and maybe google search on your own, or read more, and decide that you like what you see, then im happy. Didi can fill her own galeries without my help. She has done it since before i was born, but if somebody in this class should decide to show interest, then i would consider this assignment a success.
(also an article if any of the articles above dont translate well)
This does not apply to boys!
"The witches sabbath 1510"
“An Accused witch”
"Witches camp", Northern Ghana
"Witches camp", Northern Ghana
For detailed article/project, click on this link