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Frida Kahlo: Artist, Feminist, Rebel - Frida Kahlo is a world-renowned Mexican painter known for her shocking self-portaits filled with painful imagery. Her artwork was seen by many as surrealist and socialist, but she refused the labels put on herself. Until today, her works have been able to exude the same playful and wild feel as before (Fisher n.p). Her legacy as a painter has attracted prominent people like Madonna who has confessed her admiration for the painter. Not only that but fashion designers are frequently inspired by her iconic Tijuana dresses while her paintings have been priced at more than three million dollars (Bauer 115)....   [tags: Frida Kahlo's Feminism]
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Frida Kahlo: A Life In Pain - Frida Kahlo: A Life in Pain “They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my reality,” said Frida Kahlo describing her art work (Frida Kahlo n.d.). Kahlo was a Mexican artist from the mid-20th century. She was born on July 6, 1907 in Coyoacan, Mexico, and the daughter of German and Mexican descendants (Lucie-Smith 1999). During her lifetime Kahlo embarked on many hardships caused by illness, heartache, and love. She became known for her haunting self portraits, radical politics, and that infamous unibrow (Stephen 2008)....   [tags: Biography, painter, diary of Frida Kahlo]
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The Makings of Frida Kahlo - ... The recovery made by the strong spirited Frida Kahlo was remarkable. Frida attended a National Preparatory School in 1922 hoping to become a doctor. At the same school, she saw Diego Rivera, painting “The Creation” (“Biography.com”). Frida was inspired and approached Diego with her compliments. He told her to go home and return with a painting in one week for him to judge. When she did as he asked, he was very impressed with her artistic ability and they became close (“Frida Kahlo: Biography”)....   [tags: spine, accident, paintings]
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Frida Kahlo: An Open Book - ... (“Pain and Passion”, 60) Before the bus accident Kahlo was an inspiring pre-med student who aspired to help the sick so they would not suffer, like she did. Kahlo’s injuries from the bus accident cost her fertility. Her feelings of physical strength and power lost, the accident left her weak and unable to do things for herself as she was accustomed. Although her tragic accident forced her to stay in bed for a year it also introduced her to self-portraits, which became her signature artistic medium and what she is most well known for....   [tags: notorious female Mexican artists] 1701 words
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The Inspiration of Frida Kahlo - Some people become artists for the pleasure, but others might have an ability to perceive art in a deeper sense than what is being presented. Artists like Diego Velázquez, Michelangelo Buonarroti, and Sandro Botticelli could actually see the essence of art which motivated them to give the world a canvas of questionable knowledge. Later another artist emerged with the same ability, Frida Kahlo. She used her life as her canvas; allowed people to view the world from behind the surrealistic doors. In addition, she was able to present self-portraits in many forms, all influenced by a tragic bus accident which led to a broken spine that affected her whole life....   [tags: Biography]
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Brief Biography of Frida Kahlo - Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo was an amazing woman whose many tragedies influenced her to put her stories into her paintings. She was born in July 6th 1907 to a Mexican Roman Catholic mother who was of Indian and Spanish decent and a German photographer father (Fabiny). Frida had three sisters, Mitilde and Adriana, who were older and Christina who was younger. She learned about Mexican history, art and architecture by looking at her father’s photography....   [tags: Artist, Mexico]
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The Legacy Frida Kahlo - Diego Rivera and his wife Frida Kahlo are an important aspect of the Hispanic World and well-known names in Latino art. Rivera and Kahlo knew many famous painters such as Duchamp, Siqueiros, Orozco and Picasso. Picasso became a great friend of the family. Kahlo has influenced many places in Mexico. There are many land marks not only in Mexico but around the world. The Frida Kahlo Museum is located in Coyoacan Mexico in her Casa Azul home (blue house), this is the same place Kahlo was born, grew up, lived with her husband Rivera and died (Gale, 1996)....   [tags: Art]
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Frida Kahlo - ... 206). Tragedy struck Kahlo in 1925, when she was travelling by bus, it struck a tramcar causing her to suffer serious injuries to her right leg and pelvis (Smith, 1999, pp. 208) when a handrail that was on the bus broke off and impaled her from the abdomen from the left side and exited out of her vagina (Herrera, 1983, pp. 49). Kahlo’s spinal column was broken in three sections; her collarbone, as well as her third and fourth ribs were broken as well as her right leg, left shoulder and pelvis experienced grand trauma due to the accident (Herrera, 1983, pp....   [tags: Biography, Accomplishments, Influence] 1493 words
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Exploring Frida - There are many professional artists that exhibit amazing creativity. In particular, the motion picture film Frida, which was directed by Julie Taymor, revealed the life of a creative artist named Frida Kahlo. Most of Frida’s paintings were results of complications and hardships in her life. Particularly In Frida, there various themes that related to her life. The three interesting themes that were represented in this movie to me were perseverance, sexuality, and artistic skill represented in pain....   [tags: Frida Kahlo] 1084 words
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Frida Kahlo's Definition of Self - Frida Kahlo is one of the most famous female painters to originate from the twentieth century, and for good reason. Her art is filled with beauty and creativity, but Frida’s main source of fame comes from the emotions that these paintings invoke, rather than the actual paintings. This is because Frida put herself into every painting she did, leaving traces of her presence all throughout this world and these traces remain long after her physical departure. Frida was a very peculiar and unique individual, hence, Frida’s definition of what a person is, or rather, what a self is, follows accordingly....   [tags: essays research papers] 1681 words
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The Work of Frida Kahlo - The work of Frida Kahlo often labeled and defined as feminist art continues to describe and establish what feminist art is. Wife of the well known and highly regarded Diego Rivera, Frida struggled to become an artist in her own right. Her extremely passionate love for and devotion to her husband manifested itself in an unusual manner in their already unconventional and unique marriage. However it is partly this obsession with Diego that helped motivate her own success as a feminist artist. Her passionate political and revolutionary spirit resonates in the subjects of her paintings as she herself states, "I want my work to be a contribution to the struggle of the people for peace and libert...   [tags: Self Portrait Dedicated to Leon Trotsky] 2411 words
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Frida Kahlo and Joy Hester - Frida Kahlo and Joy Hester During the 1940's and 50's a emergence of strong female artistic influence can be seen using the examples of Joy Hester and Frida Kahlo. While Kahlo was recognised during her life as a brilliant independent artist for her ground-breakingly personal style, Hester was not. It was only after her death in 1960 that her art was truly celebrated in Australian exhibitions. Hester and Kahlo both attended art schools through the 1920's and 30's; because of this they share many of the same basic artistic influences....   [tags: History Biography Feminism] 1730 words
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Frida Kahlo: Magdalena Carmen Frieda Calderon - Frida Kahlo Magdalena Carmen Frieda Calderon born to Matilde Calderon y Gonzales and Guillermo Kahlo was born at a time of artistic and political revolution. She used her unique features and the movements around as inspirations for her artwork. Her birth in 1907 was just three years before the beginnings of the Mexican Revolution (later she changed her birth year to 1910, to coincide with the beginning of the revolution). Although she didn’t know it when she was young, the revolution and everything around it would impact her life and her artwork immensely....   [tags: Mexican painters]
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Life and Art of Mexican Artist, Frida Kahlo - Frida Kahlo was born in July 6th 1907 to a Mexican Roman Catholic Mother, which was of Indian Spanish decent, and to a German photographer father. Frida was born at the Blue House which was built by Frida’s father. Frida grew up looking at her father’s photography that helped her learn of Mexican History, Art, and, Architecture. Frida had three sisters –Mitilde and Adriana that were older and Christina who was younger. Sometimes her father would take Frida when he would go paint the country side, she would watch him use his paints and brushes....   [tags: paint, portrait, gallery]
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How Frida Kahlo's Experiences Influences Her Artwork - Frida Kahlo was an amazing woman whose many tragedies influenced her to put her stories into her paintings. She was born in July 6th 1907 to a Mexican Roman Catholic mother who was of Indian and Spanish decent and a German photographer father. Frida had three sisters, Mitilde and Adriana, who were older and Christina who was younger. She learned about Mexican history, art and architecture by looking at her father’s photography. When Frida was six she got polio and it was a long time before she would heal completely....   [tags: accident, health, marriage]
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Frida Kahlo - Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo's life was one marked by extreme suffering, extreme heroism, and extreme genius. Stricken with polio as a child then nearly crippled in a bus accident at the age of eighteen, Kahlo defied the odds not only by learnng to walk again (twice) but by taking the world by storm with her unique artistic vision. Frida Kahlo was born July 6, 1907 near Mexico City. However, she always claimed to be born in the year of the Mexican Revolution, 1910, in order to link her own birth to that of modern Mexico....   [tags: Papers] 645 words
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Frida Kahlo - Frida Kahlo was a half-mexican, half-hungarian painter of the 20th century born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón in Coyoacán, Mexico City on July 6, 1907. During her short lived life, she had many accomplishments. She was a surrealist artist whos paintings reflected her thoughts and feelings. Her creative style was always amazing but confusing. Unfortunately, she lived most of her artistic life in the shadow of her husband, Diego Rivera, and her work was not truly recognized until after her death....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio] 1363 words
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Frida Kahlo - Frida Kahlo nació el 6 de Julio 1907 en la ciudad de México. Ella les dijo a muchas personas que nació el 7 de Julio 1910 porque quiso parecer más joven a los otros. Aunque sus padres fueron judíos, Frida nació en México. Frida fue una artista surrealista y sus obras vió de sus emociones de la tristexa y la cólera de su vida. Ella le encantó decir los chistes, reír, y sonreír. Frida Kahlo llevó las ropas de la cultura tradicional de México porque pensó que las ropas fueran una forma del arte. Todo el mundo admiró mucho a Frida, a causa de sus obras y su actitud....   [tags: Spanish Essays] 615 words
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Frida Kahlo's Influence - Frida Kahlo's Influence Frida Kahlo's influence still lingers around the world. Even with Frida dead for almost two decades, she is still celebrated and thought of as an idol. Frida Kahlo was an artist in many different ways. Besides Frida's incredible talent to paint surrealist thoughts and emotions on canvas, she also was and artist in her mind and body. Frida's attire of traditional Mexican clothing, which consisted of long, colorful dresses and exotic jewelry, and her thick connection eyebrows, became her trademark....   [tags: Papers] 1062 words
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Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera Q & A - What is your first impressions of the following characters: Frida Kahlo I find her to be disabled from multiple injuries from a few harsh accidents that shouldn’t of happened to anyone, that she got her artist vision & abilities in her first accident involving a bus crashing & then being plasted from her chest down to her calves, then she was basically as soon as only when her right leg was plasted. She was in love with Diego Rivera & married him twice, & then found out that she couldn’t have kids, had gang green on her foot from smoking & drinking a lot, & then she died in peace being with the one she loved the most, being able to do what she loves wants & can, in think of her a brave, cons...   [tags: essays research papers] 563 words
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Frida Kahlo: A Mexican Surrealist Artist - Frida Kahlo: A Mexican Surrealist Artist Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist, famous for her self-reflective, Surrealist paintings. She was born in 1907 and died from pneumonia and other complications in 1954 at the mere age of forty-seven. Frida was the daughter of Guillermo Kahlo, a Hungarian Jew and notable Mexican photographer, and Matilde Calderon, who was of Spanish and Indian descent (Taschen, 7). Although Guillermo had two daughters from a previous marriage, Frida was the first daughter to be born to he and his second wife, Matilde....   [tags: Biography Biographies]
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The Stories Hidden in The Two Fridas - Frida Kahlo was a talanted and strong woman who expressed her life situations through her works of art. She was born on July 6th, 1907 in the town of Coyoacán. Her life was challenging and the only choice she had was being strong to continue living. For instance, "when Frida was six, she contracted polio and was laid up for nearly a year" and as a matter of consequence "she was left with one leg shorter than the other" (Lowe 17). This deformity was the first but far from being the last problem Frida has ever faced throughout her lifetime....   [tags: Frida Kahlo, Emotions Conveyed]
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Historia de Heroínas Mexicanas - Triunfante quiero ver al que me mata; y mato a quien me quiere ver triunfante."- Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. Algunas personas piensan que la mujer es menos capas que el hombre, cuando la realidad es que la mujer es más capas que el hombre. Frida Kahlo, una artista mexicana que inspiró al mundo con sus pinturas, su historia es muy reconocida y es digna de una persona para admirar. Dolores Jiménez y Muro, quien fue una revolucionaria que contribuyo a la historia de México, es de las mujeres Mexicanas que no les dan el crédito que merecen....   [tags: Frida Kahlo, Marta Lamas]
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Frida Kahlo Exposed Her Soul on Canvas - Frida Kahlo Exposed Her Soul on Canvas Frida Kahlo was born in Mexico City on July 7, 1907. Though she wanted many to believe that she was born in 1910, the year of the outbreak of the Mexican Revolution. Her father was a photographer of Hungarian Jewish decent, and her mother was Spanish and Native American. From an early age Frida's life would be marked by years of physical suffering. At the age of six she was stricken with polio, this left her right leg to appear much thinner than the other, as well as leaving her with a limp....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 801 words
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Comparing and Contrasting Famous Artists and their Lives - In the 1920’s he was a successful artist and teacher but with the rise of Hitler and Nazism his work and art was rejected. He fled Germany for Amsterdam and after the war moved to the United States. During all this upheaval and persecution Beckman continued to work. He was prodigious and his output was considerable. He was in all the major institutions in Germany . Beckman was a critic of Nazism and the fascist regime. His images criticized the use of propaganda Beckman used a very forceful imagery....   [tags: Frida Kahlo, John Heartfeild, Francis Bacon, art, ] 1544 words
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Disability as Power in the Works of Mary Duffy, Frida Kahlo, and Vassar Millar - What do you do without either of your arms. What do you do for a living constrained to a wheelchair. What do you do without control over your own body. Many people in the world today spend their lives wishing things were not as they were, attempting to forget how they are, or trying to change how they are going to be. When "disabled" people succeed, it is commonly thought that those individuals are amazing for overcoming their disabilities and thriving in life. Is this really what they are doing....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2893 words
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Frida Kalho: One of the Best - ... She often represented both parts of her ethnicities in her artwork. When Nazism began to rise in Germany during the late 1930’s, Frida recognized and professed her German heritage. Instead of spelling her name Frida with the ida, she instead spelled it Frieda which is a reference to "Frieden" which means "peace" in German. To represent her Mexican ties, Kahlo often wore traditional tehuana dresses and skirts. The dresses and skirts were symbolisms of Mexican indigenous roots but also the strength of a woman....   [tags: influential Mexican artists]
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Taking a Look at Frida Khalo and Cindy Sherman - Throughout history art has played a major role in society. It started out with paintings and went to photography and eventually to films. Artistic interpretation depended on whom the artist was and what he or she wanted to present to the audience. When it came to portraiture, whether it was paintings or photography, the idea of mimesis was very important. However important this may have been, the portraits were mostly products of the media and fashions during that time period. Whatever was popular during the time was used such as columns or curtains in the background....   [tags: notorious women artists] 1278 words
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Breaking the Mode in Frida and Like Water for Chocolate - ... From the start she was rebel and determined. Throughout the film actions like sneaking a boy into her house and being sexually active before getting married was not very acceptable in society and not well seen. Furthermore, in some important occasion she dressed up as a boy foreshowing her sexuality, she was also attracted to female. Bisexuality was not common during that era and neither was accepted. Yet Frida did not care. Along with this behavior she was going further and further away the complex web of cultural determinations imposed to women....   [tags: system, cultural, structure, idealogical] 641 words
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Sense of Belonging Explored Through Literature - The concept of belonging is deeply fused to humans’ interrelationships, with acceptance from others being the key to a sense of belonging. Numerous texts reflect the fact that engaging in relationships with others, including varying groups and cultures, is integral to a feeling of belonging. However other texts present ideas that suggest identity is the most integral aspect of belonging, or that in fact an introspective alienation from others is necessary to belong. This essay will discuss the importance of acceptance to belonging and also how other aspects hold equal value with reference to various texts, namely the poems ‘This is My Letter to the World’ and ‘I had been Hungry all the Year...   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1414 words
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Between the Borderline of Mexico and The United States - ”Image in a self portrait generally communicates to the viewer information about the identity, character, environment, feelings and interests of the artist.” In the case if “Between the Borderline of Mexico and The United States” Frida Kahlo expresses her feeling that she holds towards hr alien environment, and her cultural identity. This will now be proven through analyzing the portrait to prove the above quote. Frida Kahlo's full name was Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón de Rivera. She was born in Mexico on July 6, 1907....   [tags: essays research papers] 815 words
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Female Stereotypes - "For most of history, anonymous was a woman", quotes Virginia Woolf. (1) Throughout history, women’s lives were restricted to domesticity and family, and they were left oppressed and without political voice. Over the decades the roles of women have dramatically changed from chattels belonging to their husbands to gaining independence. Women became famous activists, thinkers, writers, and artists, like Frida Kahlo who was an important figure for women’s independence. The price women paid in their fight for equality was to die or be imprisoned along with men, and they were largely forgotten in written history....   [tags: Women's Rights ] 1335 words
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Distortion of the Female Image - The modernist period is characterized by society’s attempt to break traditional norms through forms of art. An issue evident during the modernist period, and even still today, is the denigration of the female image. While women thrive to prove their potential, they continue to be portrayed as powerless. As a patriarchal society, this norm fails to be altered and continues to be present. Although there was an increase in women’s literacy at the time, some did not believe in the idea of gender equality....   [tags: Modern Art, Society, Powerlessness] 1039 words
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Girls and Selfie Culture: Empowering or Narcissistic? - Art, specifically the self-portrait, has evolved along with technology and social media. With the technological generation, the self portrait has become a selfie. But what sort of social implications come along with this new trend. Thesis Statement: Selfies give women and girls the power to represent themselves the way they wish to be seen, boost self-esteem, and could even shift the standard of beauty to something more realistic. How Selfies got Started In any art history class, there is one topic that is always covered: the self-portrait....   [tags: self-esteem, modern selfies, photos]
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The Feminist Movement in the 20th Century - ... Despite, the parent who lacked artistic interest, they were her strong supporters and encouraged her to take courses in art. Her career began in the Buffalo College, immediately ending it before it even started. She was frustrated and said it was enough with the studying. To affirm her actions, she stated that, what she was doing in painting was only copying what other artists had done. This made her turn her interests in photography accomplishing much in this regard than she could have achieved in painting....   [tags: social, political, equality, society, suffrage] 1673 words
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The Year of Living Biblically, by A. J. Jacobs - ... For instance, Eve and the Apple of Eden who is known for eating the forbidden fruit, the Malinche as she is seen as a traitor in Mexico’s history, Marie Charlotte of Belgium who is seen as guilty for the fall of the Austrian Empire in Mexico, the fall of the French Monarchy due to Marie Antoinette’s "obsession with spending”, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz seen as “rebellious” for confronting and standing up against men, and Leonora Carrington for breaking free from gender roles imposed in british royalty culture, among many others....   [tags: bible teachings, gender inequality] 825 words
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Definition Essay - Does Art Defy Definition - Definition Essay - Does Art Defy Definition. According to Webster’s Dictionary, art is “human expression of objects by painting, etc” (10). The words “human experience” adds meaning to art. Artists reveal their inner thoughts and feelings through their work. When we study a painting by Salvador Dali, the strange objects and the surrealist background portrays the eccentricity of the painter. Some ideas cannot be explained verbally. They can only be shown via a medium. We can get across what is in our minds or our hearts by a stroke of a brush, a drop of paint, a row of words, or something else....   [tags: Expository Definition Essays] 457 words
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Briefing on Mexican Culture - Culture is all the things that make up a people's entire way of life. Many things make up culture like religion, food, traditions, ethnicity, values, holidays, music, dance, etc. We should all learn about other people’s culture so we can expand our knowledge. It’s good to learn about other people’s culture because there are very interesting things, then you might even think didn’t exist. There are many beautiful, exciting cultures, but the culture I belong is in the beautiful Mexican culture. There are so many kinds of music that we listen to in my culture....   [tags: Food, Music, Artists] 678 words
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Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta: Baby, I was “Born This Way” - Nancy Springer once said, “Conform, go crazy, or become an artist”. Some will hear this advice and ignore it, some will do the opposite it, and conform to it, and a rare few will become their own. Frida Kahlo had a unibrow and painted self-portraits. Franklin D. Roosevelt had polio and served four terms. Helen Keller was blind and deaf, but still got a liberal arts degree. All of these people have just been normal, but instead they took a small step out from average to become different, and set precedents for all those after them....   [tags: Biography, Artists Influencing Artists]
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What I Want My Future Roommate to Know About Me - Throughout my life I have been told that my bedroom is the spot where I can define who I am. When I was younger I had bright orange walls with teen rock band posters plastered everywhere. I used to think that these decorations defined the person that I was, but they only defined the person who I wanted to be or to become. I used to think that the popular nickel-back posters made me as cool as the rock artists themselves, but it was not until I continued being the nerdy person that I was sitting in the corner with my other nerdy friends that I realized that changing the coolness of my room had nothing to do with my own coolness....   [tags: roommates, bedrooms, relationships, ] 1368 words
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The First Latina to Conquer Hollywood - Hollywood has not always been accepting of Latinas. Current stars Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes, and Penélope Cruz follow in the footsteps of pioneering Dolores Del Rio. Lauded as “The Princess of Mexico", Del Rio was a star whose allure captivated legendary figures Orson Wells, Marlon Brando, Elvis Presley, and Frida Kahlo. Fast friend Marlene Dietrich labeled Dolores, "The most beautiful woman in Hollywood. She has better legs than Dietrich and better cheekbones than Garbo". A beauty that lead to wild rumors of an orchid petal diet, or that Del Rio slept 16 hours a day to maintain her loveliness....   [tags: Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes, Penélope Cruz] 2976 words
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LA County Museum of Art - LA County Museum of Art (LACMA) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, or LACMA as it is commonly known, is among the world’s largest art collections in North America, and to be specific enough the most prevalent artwork in the western United States (Compton 165). This massive art museum has a collection of over 100,000 artworks, which extends from the ancient times to present days (Gilbert and Mills 174). These collections, which are mainly from Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin-America and America itself, are grouped into several departments within the museums buildings, depending on the region, culture, media, and time period....   [tags: Art ]
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The Gift of Pain - At some point in our lives we all experience suffering. Whether it’s pain caused by an emotionally abusive partner, a narcissistic mother, a neglectful guardian, mental illness, the pain of a separation, or physical ailments; all of us at some point in time will be scarred by the act of living. When we’re faced with these challenges often the pain can feel like it’s too much to bear. We wonder if we’ll ever be whole, if the pain will ever subside, or if we can continue to live at all. It’s difficult to see the big picture when you’re so close to the canvas....   [tags: pain in poetry, art and in politics]
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My Chautauqua - My Chautauqua I have a tendency to forget to breathe when I'm sitting in my art history class. A double slide projector set-up shoots its characteristic artillery - bright colors, intense shapes, inscriptions in languages that are at times read merely as symbols by my untrained mind, archaic figures with bodies contorted like elementary school students on the recess monkey bars. I discuss Diego Rivera's "The Liberation of the Peon," Frida Kahlo's "Self-Portrait," and Anselm Kiefer's "To the Unknown Painter" with my classmates....   [tags: Personal Narrative essay about myself] 528 words
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The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver - Covered in sweat and desperation, the boy pulled back his aching arms and casted the reel, again. Under the huffing of his breath, one could hear his hushed swears. Glazed over eyes and blistered hands, made up what was left of him. His mind boggled at what could happen if he failed once more. His parched throat leads him to remembering his jug of water in the corner of the dinghy. Perhaps he could reach over and grab the water; however, he had his eyes set on the bait and just as he nearly glanced away, the bait jerked under the water....   [tags: diego rivera, frida, harrison sheperd]
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Hidden Childhood - On May 1940, German forced invaded France; by June 14th German troops successfully marched into Paris. The French government did not give into exile but rather signed an armistice agreement that allowed Germans to divide France into two parts: occupied zones and unoccupied zones. The French government was located in Vichy, France; leaders were subordinate to the German’s rule. Between September 1940 and June 1942, the German occupation of France caused the Vichy Government to pass many Anti- Jewish laws: including expanding the category of who is a Jew, forbidding free negotiation of Jewish-owned capital, confiscating radios in Jewish possession, executing and deporting Jewish members of the...   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Tod Browning's Freaks - Director Tod Browning was a product of circus life. He grew up in the circus with manic clowns, hairy women and human deformity all lined up for our entertainment, so he sheds a bit of light on the reality of our idea of what is freakish and what is normal. The film begins with disclaimer about its subject matter set up in the format that would later be adopted and tweaked just a bit by Star Wars. He calls this film a “Highly Unusual attraction” keeping with the circus theme of the film. We have a history of beasts of abnormal birth and who did not fit into society such as Frankenstein, Tom Thumb, Thumbelina, Goliath and Nosferatu....   [tags: film analysis] 890 words
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