The masterpiece that captivated me the most was Frida Kahlo’s 1933 painting “My Dress Hangs There”. She created this painting while in New York after living in America for approximately three years. The painting conveys her feelings of and towards the American society, which at the time contradicted the beliefs of her husband, Diego Rivera who was demonstrating his acceptance of the nation by painting murals at the rockerfella center. The murals where meant to be representations of high hopes for a new, bright, better future. This was the exact opposite of Frida’s perception of America. “mi vestido cuelga ahi” conveys a powerful message of disapproval an discontent towards the materialistic united states. Within the painting there are several representations of the various American industries at the time as well as symbols that exemplifies the superficiality of American society. Frida includes all of this in the midst of social, cultural, and religious destruction and decay. Total chaos is occurring throughout this artwork and Frida accurately highlights her theory on the loss of traditional values. Frida is able to display her disapproval of the nation by focusing on the obscene American wealth, as well as the strife of the lower class and painting her dress in the center of the pandemonium. Unlike all her other works of art where Frida paints herself as the focal point, she does not include herself in this painting. Setting it apart from the rest of her artwork only her dress is exhibited, hanging…
The San Diego Crises
An American Lung Association study of air quality across the United States says San Diego’s air is getting steadily cleaner. But the nation’s eigth largest city got a grade of F because the public is still exposed to significant amounts of pollution, especially during the summer.
Greater San Diego ranks seventh nationally among metro areas in ozone pollution and 15th in short-term particulates, says the report, released today. The report compares data collected from 1996-98…
Frida Kahlo: A Life Obsessed with Death
Frida Kahlo, the renowned impressionist artist, had a profound impact on modern art. Despite the various hindrances that she encountered during her lifetime, she achieved recognition in her profession as a woman and racial minority.
Ever since her birth in the humble Coyoacán, Mexico, Kahlo faced obstacles that made being the ordinary girl that she wanted to be, difficult. At age six, she contracted polio. For months she was bedridden, leaning upon her…
Frida Kahlo Comes To Dinner
The fascinating character of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is brought out in the poem “Frida Kahlo Comes to Dinner” by Christina Strickland. In this poem a narrator describes Frida Kahlo’s behaviour and the atmosphere she creates when she comes to a dinner party. The character of Kahlo depicted in this poem brings out the themes of making the most of life; enjoying yourself; being an individual, and not caring for society’s moral code.
The use of Frida Kahlo’s fascinating…
June 6, 2015
Informative Outline: Frida Kahlo
Specific Objective: To inform my audience of a talented painter, who did not let other dictate her work.
Relevance: She is acknowledged as a feminist which is very common in this day in age with other famous women such as Beyoncé’, Madonna and Angeline Jolie.
Credibility: I as well a feminist. Having such inspiring women to look up to has given me the knowledge and research of Frida. Being as she was a rebel, a woman…
By: Heather Waldroup
Frida Kahlo was a female Mexican painter of mixed heritage, born on July 6, 1907 and lived 47 painful years before passing away on July 13, 1954. Within her short life, Frida was slightly crippled from polio, suffered from a serious streetcar accident that left her infertile, married famous muralist Diego Rivera, divorced, remarried Rivera, became a political activist and rose to fame through her oil paintings all before succumbing to her poor health. She was…
Mrs. K Stewart
English 3, Period 6
30 March 2015
Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907, in Coyocoàn, Mexico. Frida Kahlo begin painting after she's got in a bus accident. Kahlo grew up in the Casa Azul. Her father, Guillermo Kahlo, was a German photographer who sailed where he met Frida's mother Matilde Calderon. Frida had three sisters, Matilde, Adriana, and Christina. At the age six, Frida was struck with pollo impact the use of her right leg. Guillermo…
In a horrendous bus accident, Frida Kahlo should have died 30 years earlier, but her pierced wrecked body held together long enough for her to create a legend and a collection of her work which reemerged 30 years after she had passed away. Frida turned one of the most tragic incidents in her life into something beautiful. She transformed her life by painting herself. Frida was the extraordinary beauty of the truth. In this essay you will learn about the major influences Frida had…
The San Diego Chargers: Underachieving since 1979
In the final game of week 1 last Monday night, we saw an all too familiar occurrence at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers came out firing on all cylinders building a 28-7 lead early in the 3rd quarter against one of the best teams in football to the surprise the entire football world. San Diego was not expected to be a playoff team this year despite whatever Phillip Rivers thinks which is ironic because his regression is the main reason we all…
The Disturbing Truth:
Frida Kahlo’s My Dress Hangs There
Art is not always pleasant, but neither is society. Art and society have a reflective relationship with one another. During social, religious, and political controversy, artists such as Frida Kahlo incorporated imagery into their portraits of society which are often disturbing to the viewer. The role of an artist often includes acting as a social critic, to show us aspects of our cultural landscape that are unpleasant. In this manner,…
Professor Tim Cruise
Introduction to Art
15 April 2014
Seeing The Liberation of Peon by Diego Rivera
The Liberation of Peon, by artist Diego Rivera is portrayed through a Fresco media with dimensions of 73'' x 94 ¼ ". It was painted in 1931 and is on display in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Looking at this artwork brings a mood of sadness. Five men, four horses, burning villages, and sandy hills occupy the scene. The focal point of the painting appears to be a slave being cut…