"Self Portrait" Essays and Research Papers

Self Portrait

Week 8 Assignment 2: Self Portrait By: James Roppel II Professor Michael Briere HUM 111 September 4, 2012 My self portrait would be the combination of Michelangelo (sketch of a male head, in two positions), and the abstract self portrait of Stanton MacDonald-Wright (1890-1973). Stanton MacDonald-Wright collaborating with Morgan Russell developed “Synchronism”. An “aesthetic philosophy upon modernist theories of perception“. My portrait would show signs of Synchronism, a color based style that...

Emotion, Morgan Russell, Painting 927  Words | 3  Pages

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Artists and Self Portraits

Why do artists make self-portraits? Why would someone take the time to create a work of art that merely resembles themselves? To answer this, one must understand the famous artists of the past, both visual and literary. When analyzing a self-portrait, one notices that it often goes beyond the visual characteristics of the author. Minute details that can be easily overlooked frequently delve into the artist’s personality and can sometimes make the viewer look deeper into themselves. To answer...

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce, Painting 1789  Words | 5  Pages

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self-portrait is. Soft Self-portrait with Fried Bacon 1941 Oil on Canvas 61 x 50.8 cm Include Dali’s Soft Self-portrait with Fried Bacon and labeling. Include the photo and the web address. https://www.google.com.au/search?q=salvador+dali&safe=active&client=safari&hl=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=acCJUdPiBKSQiQfJ_YDYAw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1024&bih=672#biv=i%7C41%3Bd%7Cq989NhmuYBTuUM%3A Write a statement about how accurate the self-portrait is. (approx...

André Breton, Giorgio de Chirico, Leonardo da Vinci 732  Words | 4  Pages

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Frida Kahlo HSC Essay

Diego Rivera. As a Mexican female artist in the 20th century, Frida’s themes expressed in her artworks were considered highly explicit at the time. She was fine artist who used autobiographical through her extensive output of self-portraits. They are evidence of her need for self-expression and her exploration of identity. She overcame many difficult events including polio, long recovery from a serious car accident, two failed marriages, and several miscarriages some having a direct influence on her...

Diego Rivera, Frida, Frida Kahlo 1641  Words | 3  Pages

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A Comparison Between Frida and Pollock

Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist who describes the natural culture of Mexico in a style combining Realism, Symbolism and Surrealism. An active communist supporter, she was the wife of Mexican artist called Diego Rivera. Frida is known for her self-portraits often expressing her illnesses and suffering through her painting. In the last three decades she has gained admiration in Europe and the US resulting in the 2002 movie about her life starring Salma Hayek, which sparked even further interest in...

Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, History of painting 1382  Words | 4  Pages

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Vincent And Frida Revision2

Vincent and Frida I chose to compare two self- portraits for this assignment: Vincent Van Gogh’s Self Portrait (Post-impressionism, 1889, Oil on Canvas, H. 65; W. 54.5 cm) and Frida Kahlo’s Self Portrait as a Tehuana (Diego on My Mind) (Surrealism, 1943, Oil On Masonite, 29 7/8 x 24 in). Vincent Van Gogh painted this self-portrait while in a mental asylum at Saint-Remy. He was highly influenced by Impressionists and Post-impressionists such as Gauguin, Monet, and Bernard. After he relocated...

Art, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo 1212  Words | 5  Pages

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HUM 112 Assigment 2

three examples of 19th century Impressionist painting or sculpture and three Post-Impressionist works. Explain how the six pieces of art fall into these two styles. The three paintings that I choose from the 19th century Impressionist are the self-portraits of Pierre Auguste Renoir; Claude Monet reading a newspaper, and the last being a painting by Camille Pissarro named Boulevard Montmartre. The Post-Impressionist paintings that I choose are: A Lion Devouring its Prey by Henri Rousseau, In the Oise...

Camille Pissarro, Claude Monet, Impressionism 1616  Words | 10  Pages

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Frida Kahlo

affected her mental state at all. In the years to come, frida embarked on many artistic projects, a lot of these being portraits. Although only portraits, these portraits strongly revealed her mental state at the time and the pain she had gone through. "I paint myself because I am often alone and I am the subject I know best". An example of a work that reflects this is Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird. Filled with a large pallet of symbols and meanings, this is one of fridas most prominent...

Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, History of painting 2007  Words | 5  Pages

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self portrait paper

Ryan Foley Humanities 101 Self Portrait Paper September 28, 2013 Born April 15, 1452 in the Tuscan hill town of Vinci, was born with no surname his full name being "Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci", meaning "Leonardo, son of (Mes)ser Piero from Vinci." Little is known of Leonardo’s early up bringing besides him spending his first five years of life in the household of his father, grandparents and uncle, Francesco, in the small town of Vinci. His father had married a sixteen-year-old girl...

Beard, Leonardo da Vinci, Painting 911  Words | 3  Pages

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Signs and Symbols Art Essay

emanating emotion through their paintings. Van Gogh’s The Night Café (1888) [refer Appendix 1] depicts the intimacy of Paris at night through the use of dark colours and dull tones. These methods became a fundamental paradigm in Van Gogh’s many self-portraits which often used colour as a means of illustrating Van Gogh’s mental state. Vincent Willem Van Gogh was born on the 30th of March, 1853, in Groot Zundert, Brabant Holland into a 19th century society that would not appreciate the artistic genius...

Archibald Prize, Art, Brett Whiteley 1443  Words | 4  Pages

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Evaluate How Practitioners Use Text, Symbols and Compositional Strategies to Construct Meaning in Artworks.

world in their paintings. Kahlo’s artworks such as he “Self-Portrait as a Tehuana (Diego in my thoughts)” and “Henry Ford Hospital 1932” provide an insight of her life and her obsessions with child-bearing and her husband, Diego Rivera. Likewise, Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies for the Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion” and his “Self-portrait 1971” conveys the suppression of his sexuality and inhumanity of one man to another. Self-Portrait as a Tehuana (Diego on my thoughts) 1943 Oil On Masonite...

Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, History of painting 1234  Words | 4  Pages

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Vincent Van Gogh: Madman and Artist

have learned the fundamentals of how to draw while attending middle school, beyond that he took his basic knowledge and expanded that idea, teaching himself about art and viewing it within his own way. The fact in which Van Gogh was almost entirely self taught and the works he created, show his devotion for art and how he truly saw art in a different way. At the time there was no one like Van Gogh and this is evident though his thinking and his paintings and it was probably the reason why his work...

Expressionism, Fauvism, Modern art 1914  Words | 5  Pages

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Frida Kahlo

a part of her self, whereas the heart of the figure on the right seems to float, affixed to her gown but not to her body. Furthermore, the heart of the portrait on the left has been surgically dissected to reveal its inner-workings while the heart of the figure on the right is intact. The two figures are connected by an elongated artery which wraps around the European Kahlo’s neck, contrasting the white lace of her gown with the deep red of her own blood. The self-portrait on the right exudes...

Diego Rivera, Frida, Frida Kahlo 1805  Words | 5  Pages

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Tree of Hope

Tree of Hope Tree of Hope, aptly named, reflects the juxtaposition of pain and anguish against stoic determination to move past the hurdles of life and thus move forward. The painting comes from a long line of self portraits by Mexican artistFrida Kahlo. This particular piece is complex, it goes beyond making spectacle of personal pain and transcends into something more. The main theme here is the duality of life and experience. Kahlo's work is of immense importance, including 'Tree of Hope,' because...

Coyoacán, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo 1485  Words | 4  Pages

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Van Goghs Sunflowers

off his own ear as he is for his paintings. Throughout his life he had attacks of depression, periods of normality, and bouts of intense elation: all symptoms that are now recognised as characteristic of bipolar disorder. Vincent Van Gogh, 'Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear', 1889. London, Courtauld Institute Gallery  On 23 December 1888, Vincent rushed at Gauguin with an open razor but then stopped and turned away. That night, he cut off his ear and went with it to the local brothel where he...

Arles, Fauvism, Impressionism 894  Words | 3  Pages

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Self-Portraits - Van Gogh and Rembrandt

Each artist is an individual with a unique style, and although these styles can be similar in practice – the individuality of the artist often proves the discriminating factor for a successful artwork. Self-portraits are beneficial when looking at the individuality of the artist as there are two aspects to look at – the artist's style, and the artist's view of him/herself. The latter can provide a brief insight into the mental situation of the artist as well as any apparent influencing factors of...

Chiaroscuro, Paul Gauguin, Portrait painting 1000  Words | 3  Pages

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Frida Kahlo

joined eyebrows and the hair over her mouth. This self-portrait is in sharp contrast to Frida's other self-portraits in that she is all alone… no monkeys, no cats, no parrots, and no background of protective leaves and plants. Instead, Frida stands all alone crying on a vast baron plain beneath a stormy sky. Perhaps it's her way of saying that she must deal with her physical and emotional pain on her own. In 1944 when Frida painted this self-portrait, her health had deteriorated to the point where...

Frida Kahlo, Mexico, Self-portrait 2100  Words | 5  Pages

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Paul Gauguin: "Agony in the Garden".

sides of his nature. (1) Here we find Gauguin's further use of symbolism as the work itself depicts his own self-portrait in the form of the figure Christ. This seems to personalize the grief and suffering of the Son of God to his own self. Like Christ, who was betrayed by his disciples, Gauguin felt his efforts as an artist were unappreciated by the world. He even wrote " That's my portrait I've done there...but it also goes to represent the crushing of an ideal, a sadness as divine as human, Jesus...

Color, Impressionism, Jesus 1221  Words | 4  Pages

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Insane Genius: Vincent can Gogh

beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color, had a far reaching influence on 20th-century art. He is known widely today as one of the best artists of modern times, with 2,100 artworks, each of them being extremely valuable today,most expensive The Portrait of Dr.Gachet selling for 134.6 million. Vincent though, would have never thought this possible. During his life time he was a failure, or at least he thought he was, selling only one painting in his life and never being recognized for the genius...

Arles, Auvers-sur-Oise, Johanna van Gogh-Bonger 1806  Words | 4  Pages

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Van Gogh

strokes which expressed emotion and added a feeling of movement to his works. It´s thought that he often used paint straight from the tube (impasto) and in the 70 days leading up to his death, he averaged one painting per day. Early Years: Largely self-taught, van Gogh started his career copying prints and reading nineteenth-century drawing manuals and books. His technique grew out of the idea that to be a great painter you had to master drawing first. Van Gogh felt it was necessary to master black...

Impressionism, Painting, Paul Gauguin 899  Words | 3  Pages

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The Changing Role and Status of the Artist, 1300-1600

She mainly created portraits, usually seated, of wealthy men and women often posed against a dark or neutral background. This type of framing and setting made for more intimate looking portraits. There are no works after 1554, which has led some historians to believe her artistic career might have ended after her marriage. Female artists would give up their occupations after marriage. Caterina Van Hemessen is often given the distinction of creating the first self-portrait of an artist, of...

Albrecht Dürer, Early Netherlandish painting, Florence 2133  Words | 7  Pages

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vincent van gogh

eating their potatoes in the lamplight, have dug the earth with those very hands they put in the dish, and so it speaks of manual labor, and how they have honestly earned their food" (Zurcher 88). Van Gogh’s only etching, L'Homme à la Pipe: Portrait du Docteur Gache,depicted Dr. Paul Gachet, a doctor and friend of Van Gogh’s who took care of him in the final weeks of his life. In 1886, Vincent moved to Paris, where he met his brother Theo, and he also made friends with Guaguin, Pissarro...

Arles, Impressionism, Paul Gauguin 2051  Words | 6  Pages

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for using elaborate costuming and background sets to evoke himself into the character in the art working. It is because of his exquisite art-making practise that he is able to convincingly invade the body of Adolf Hitler. Self-Portrait - After Marilyn Monroe Self-Portrait - After Marilyn Monroe 1996
 gelatin silver prints 44 x 34.5 cm This image of Morimura posing as Marilyn Monroe, is yet another successful attempt in posing as another icon. Morimura took this image as part of his Actress...

Charlie Chaplin, Frida Kahlo, Self-portrait 1139  Words | 4  Pages

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Frida Kahlo: Artistic Heroine and Revolutionary Woman

Joan Mirò, Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Tanguy, and Paalen, the so called “big shits”. After receiving congratulations and praises in Paris, Kahlo felt a sense of “a capacity to convoke a whole universe out of the bits and fragments of her own self and out of the persistent traditions of her own culture”.[9] She felt a strong connection to the country she came from and the traditions and culture of Mexico are represented in many of her works. Frida Kahlo represented a “new woman” in the post...

Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, History of painting 2407  Words | 7  Pages

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Frida Kahlo

them with alcohol, but she still attempted to paint. The combination of painkillers and alcohol caused her paintings to appear careless and hasty. Diego and painting were her life and one of her paintings is called “Diego in My Thoughts”. In the portrait, it shows a picture of Frida herself as well as Diego on her forehead just above her thick, dark eyebrows. This picture of Diego represents the fact that he was always on her mind. At some time of the day or another, he was in her thoughts. Under...

Color, Diego Rivera, Frida 818  Words | 3  Pages

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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...

Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Latin America 826  Words | 3  Pages

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Humanities Study Guide

Greco: The Burial of Count Orgaz [pic] 2. Diego Velazquez: Las Meninas [pic] 3. Bernini: Colonnade of St. Peter's; David [pic] [pic] 3. Caravaggio: The Calling of St. Matthew [pic] 4. Peter Paul Rubens: Henry IV Receiving the Portrait of Marie de Medici [pic] 5. Johannes Vermeer: The Milkmaid [pic] 6. Rembrandt: The Nightwatch [pic] 7. Fragonard: The Swing [pic] Chapters 12 and 13 1. The Death of Marat: Jacques-Louis David [pic] 2. Napoleon Crossing...

Claude Monet, Édouard Manet, Gustave Courbet 573  Words | 5  Pages

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A Comparison of Different Artists

personal statement that is reflective of the "self within" but still open to the interpretation of the viewer. The language of Art is like the body language on a persons face, the story is shown and emotion conveyed through the textures, colours and composition. The artists, Freydoon Rassouli, Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn and and Vincent Van Gogh will be used to examine this principle. The works of these artists, are for them, a way of showing the self within. They take their emotions, influences...

Art, Color, Emotion 927  Words | 3  Pages

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The Disturbing Truth: Frida Kahlo's My Dress Hangs There

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, the art acts as a commentary on the negative aspects of Western civilisation. During the thirties and forties, Kahlo incorporated the hidden realities of economic and social depression into her works. Frida Kahlo was a Mexican artist, most often recognized for her series of self-portraits...

André Breton, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo 2224  Words | 7  Pages

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Rembrandt's self portrait

Formal Analysis of Rembrandt’s Self-Portrait, Aged 23 Self-Portrait, Aged 23 was painted by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) in 1629. The oil on wood work is on display in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. It was purchased in 1896 from Lt. Col. Sawyer through Bernard Berenson and has dimensions of 89.7 x 73.5 centimeters1. As the title implies, Rembrandt as a young man is the only figure in the portrait. He is set slightly off-center to the viewer’s left and his body is angled so...

Isabella Stewart Gardner, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Leonardo da Vinci 1124  Words | 3  Pages

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Why Van Gogh cut his ear

this was presumably because Vincent had already known. Still Life: Drawing Board with Onions was painted just a few days after Vincent returned to the Yellow House on 7 January 1889. News of the love affair could well have been a trigger for the self-mutilation, although there was probably no one simple explanation for the incident and there were also serious tensions with Gauguin. Vincent may have feared (wrongly) that he would lose the support of Theo. For years, Theo had provided money and friendship...

Absinthe, Arles, Bedroom in Arles 1098  Words | 3  Pages

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Painting and Self-portrait Story Hum

Self-Portrait Story HUM 111 August 25, 2013 I feel as though now it has come time for me to create a portrait of myself. I would like the viewers of my work to have a greater understanding of myself, and my work, I feel I will be able to give the people who admire my pieces of art a larger perspective of my work and passion. I have been painting for the majority of my life, I really don’t know if people know who I am and what I have a passion for, I would like to put a ever lasting face...

Emotion, Painting, Portrait 1347  Words | 3  Pages

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Dont Wanna Read

Art Assessment Self-portrait with thorn necklace and hummingbird – Frida Kahlo Subjective Frida Kahlo was in a tragic accident at a young age leaving her unable to bare children. This would have caused Frida pain and she channelled this pain in her art works. You can see this pain in the artwork in the facial expressions. Kahlo has painted herself staring directly at the audience, so the audience can’t hide from her emotion, it draws them in and almost forces them to make a judgement and feel...

Art, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo 1219  Words | 4  Pages

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creates a main focus on that section of the painting. The colours used in the rest of the painting are dull and represent tragic events form Kahlo’s past. In comparison, Booth’s ‘Painting 1982’ (1982, oil on canvas) reflects upon society and how self-indulgent the human race is. Painting 1982 contains very little negative space, resulting in a lack of depth. A crowd of male cannibals, performing inhuman acts, dominates the composition. Predominately using the wet on wet technique, Booth has overlapped...

Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, History of painting 1136  Words | 4  Pages

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Research Paper About 1660 Rembrandt' Self Portrait

No artist has left a loftier or more penetrating personal testament than Rembrandt van Rijn. In more than 90 portraits of himself that date from the outset of his career in the 1620s to the year of his death in 1669, he created an autobiography in art that is the equal of the finest ever produced in literature even of the intimately analytical Confessions of St. Augustine.1 Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (15 July 1606– 4 October 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered...

Amsterdam, Chiaroscuro, Etching 1976  Words | 5  Pages

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Van Gogh

aggressive determination of a painter guided only by the voices in his head. This is also mentioned in the letter Theo wrote his sister, where he said it was as if Vincent was two people—one, wonderfully gifted, charming and sweet and the other totally self-centered and rutheless” (Herbertson, 1998 p. 107). I think that it would have been helpful if Vincent Van Gogh had someone to help him see who he was by helping him recognize what sorts of things he had accomplished. He may have been slightly dissociative...

Arles, Bipolar disorder, Fauvism 1127  Words | 3  Pages

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An Evolution of Realism through the Self Portrait Medium

An evolution of realism through the self-portrait medium: A comparison of Caterina van Hemessen self-portrait and Adelaide labile-Guiard Self-Portrait with two pupils, Mademoiselle Marie Gabrielle Capet Artists often try to represent themselves in their works through their medium. Writers may create characters like themselves or a musician composing a song discussing the musician’s own feelings. Portraitures on the other hand have the option of drawing themselves on a canvas. In order for them...

Aesthetics, Caterina van Hemessen, Gustave Courbet 1164  Words | 3  Pages

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Portrait of Marten Looten

Christian Gutierrez Dr. Wendy Slatkin ART 213 19 November 2012 The Portrait of Marten Looten There have been many great artists throughout the history of mankind. World famous and household names such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Picasso may be the first to come to mind. However there is one artist who perhaps surpasses the aforementioned names in terms of technical skill; a man who is incredibly proficient in the fields of painting and especially etching; a man who’s work symbolizes...

Amsterdam, Brown, Chiaroscuro 1889  Words | 5  Pages

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Portraiture Case Study

Portraiture Case Study “Some of the most fascinating portraits are those that offer the viewer an emotional or psychological insight into their subject” Compare and contrast the work of THREE artists who have explored the genre of portraiture. A portrait is typically defined as a representation of a specific individual, such as the artist might meet in life. “It could be drawn, painted, sculpted or photographed. A portrait is usually a statement, made firstly by the sitter, who wishes to be seen...

André Breton, Diego Rivera, Frida 2116  Words | 6  Pages

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Frida Kahlo

(1944) About the author Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) was a Mexican painter who is best known for her self-portraits. She suffered lifelong health problems, many caused by a traffic accident she survived as a teenager. Recovering from her injuries isolated her from other people, and this isolation influenced her works, many of which are self-portraits of one sort or another. Kahlo suggested, "I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best...

Diego Rivera, Emotion, Frida Kahlo 463  Words | 1  Pages

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Picasso, Frida Khalo Essay

subject matter referring to the wretchedness and loneliness of women, these works were motivated by the suicide of his close friend Carlos Casagemas. Picasso’s painting “Self-portrait with Cloak” Oil on canvas 81 x 60 cm (1901) is an example of the work produced in the Blue period. The painting is similar to a Van Gough style portrait as it shows him wearing a dark coat; the colours of the painting coincide with the theme of blue and depression, which allows the viewer to relate to his personal state...

André Breton, Cubism, History of painting 822  Words | 2  Pages

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Reason TOK essay

The dozens of self-portraits by Vincent van Gogh were an important part of his oeuvre as a painter. Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) created many self-portraits during his lifetime. Most probably, Van Gogh's self portraits are depicting the face as it appeared in the mirror he used to reproduce his face, i.e. his right side in the image is in reality the left side of his face. Contents [hide] 1 Periods 1.1 Paris 1886 1.2 Paris 1887 1.3 Arles 1.4 Saint-Rémy 1.5 Auvers-sur-Oise 2 Remarks 3 Provenances ...

Auvers-sur-Oise, Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, Paul Gauguin 1997  Words | 11  Pages

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Amy J Compare and Contrast Essay The “Self-Portrait with a bandaged ear” by Vincent Van Gogh and “The Two Fridas” by Mexican painter Kahlo Frida are depicting the artists’ deep hurt and emotional breakdown at losing their special person in life. However, the portrait “The Two Fridas” is representing the artist’s conflicting psychological mind more into details and straightforward than Vincent Van Gogh’s self-portrait “The Bandaged Ear.” In “The Two Fridas,” she uses various actions and...

Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, History of painting 613  Words | 2  Pages

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Firda Kahlo Art Critical Analysing

Analysis This is an oil on canvas painting by Frida Kahlo called Cropped Hair, made in 1940 at a size of 40x279cm. It is a self- portrait of her with a scissor in one hand and her hair creeping everywhere on the floor. As you can see in the painting, the fore ground busy because of the long dark hair that is laid all over the floor. In the middle ground of the portrait, it shows Frida Kahlo sitting in a chair, wearing an oversized suit, that by the looks of it isn’t hers while holding a serious...

Color, Coyoacán, Diego Rivera 809  Words | 2  Pages

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Art Case Study 1

monkeys are often a symbol of lust and desire; a possible comment on Frida’s documented adultery behavior. Frida’s intention was to juxtapose the purity of the mother of god. Plants in a flat collage style often surround Mary, similar to Frida’s self-portraits, which lack perspective. The importance of Mary in Mexican Catholicism is as a mother and a mother that has sacrificed. In Frida’s paintings it seems that the main locality and stern loss on her face mimics Catholic representations of the mother...

Art, Culture, Diego Rivera 2864  Words | 8  Pages

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Vincent Van Gogh

in Saint-Remy from May 1889 until May 1890. He continued to paint, however, and in June 1889 executed the Starry Night and the extraordinary Self-Portrait (Louvre). In the three months following his release from the hospital in May 1890, at the village of Auvers-sur-Oise outside of Paris, Vincent produced many great pieces of work including the Portrait of Dr. Gachet ,Field under Thunderclouds, and the famous Crows in the Wheatfields Although Vincent had finally begun to receive critical praise...

Arles, Paul Gauguin, Post-Impressionism 598  Words | 2  Pages

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Frida Kahlo: 'Diego and I'

Title: Diego and IDescription:Diego and I was a self portrait painted by Frida Kahlo in 1949. This work was created in Mexico using the media oil on Masonite. It is 29.8cm by 22.4cm and features an abstract portrait of Frida and Diego. Analysis:The portrait includes a variety of symbols and objects including tears falling down her cheeks, a third on Diegos forehead, Diegos face on the middle of Fridas forehead, hair closing around Fridas neck and her mono-brow. The paint has been well blended and...

Color, Coyoacán, Diego Rivera 407  Words | 2  Pages

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not work out, as I found out most of his jobs Van Gogh’s father was a pastor so leaning on his religious upbringing he decided He failed at romance, failed at finances and finally committed suicide. So why is he so important? Vincent was a self taught artist that used the early inspirations from the museum and the surrounds of his life. Putting aside his mental state Van Gogh saw and felt passion in his art. He created images of desire and inhumane experiences. Images of the evil that...

Expressionism, Museum of Modern Art, Painting 458  Words | 2  Pages

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Frida Kahlo + Pablo Picasso

painting is a self portrait of Frida Kahlo, in two split personalities. The Two Frida's was made in 1939. It is oil on canvas, standing at a height of 5'81/2 square. It is hanging in the Museo de Arte, in Mexico City. There are two Fridas, sitting in adjacent chairs and holding hands, staring back at the viewer. The two Frida's are sitting on a green weaved bench on a brownish smooth floor, and behind them is a painting of blue and gray sky on a wall. The Two Fridas is a self-portrait containing two...

Bombing of Guernica, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo 4200  Words | 10  Pages

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Frida Kahlo

colors in the unloved, obedient Kahlo. The “strong Frida in Kahlo’s portrait...is the woman she became when she realized her society’s traditions and cultural expectations were unreachable and unrealistic” (Fraker). With such significance, this portrait even depicts the hearts of the two Frida’s connected together showing that even though the old Frida is leaving, the new Frida is still holding on to some aspects of her old self. Kahlo “sought deliberately to integrate her own pain and pleasure with...

Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, History of painting 4432  Words | 12  Pages

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Here I' Am Taking My Own Picture

article and explained the many possible reasons why you can't find a MySpace page without finding at least one of what the author calls a “self portrait”. These portraits are referred to in the article as “a new genre of photography”. Self portraits are almost always shot by ones own self at arms length. The author explains that some of the reasons why the self portrait is so popular may be because of technology, or behavioral growing process where adolescents try to discover themselves. It may also be...

Camera, Image, Photograph 537  Words | 2  Pages

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her body as the canvas, her appearance as art. The art of self-expression becomesself-expression art. as Of course, the line between art and life is a hard one to drawin Kahlo's case. The particularly of her majority herworkis self portraiture; aesthetic concerns from fascination thefalsity her with of grew appearance.Dressing roleplaying masquerup, and ade form conceptualbasis of Kahlo's work.In the with Hair (1944) (Fig. 6), she Self-Portrait Cropped paints herselfwearing Rivera's suit, challenging...

Diego Rivera, Frida, Frida Kahlo 3239  Words | 28  Pages

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art history

Peasant Woman Cooking by a Fireplace” just after he completed “The Potato Eaters.” “Peasant Woman Cooking by a Fireplace” and the “Potato Peeler” both represent women working in the Nuenen period, spring 1885. Even though one of the paintings is a self-portrait and the other one shows a peasant women cooking, both paintings show working humble women engrossed in their work. Both paintings show his fascination with the working class, portrayed here in a crude style of thickly applied dark pigments...

Expressionism, Pointillism, Self-portrait 529  Words | 2  Pages

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Art Essay - Visual Language

learned of the massacre. Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist who belonged to the surrealist movement was an artist who often used signs and symbols in her artworks. Drawing inspiration from her traumatic and at times depressing life experiences her self portraits are known as her visual biography. Drawing from her Catholic up-bringing and her Mexican heritage throughout all of her artworks are many Biblical symbols and allusions as well as Aztec. The colours used in her artworks were also carefully selected...

André Breton, Cubism, Frida Kahlo 805  Words | 2  Pages

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Sky is Falling by Julie Heffernan

Sky Is Falling by Julie Heffernan The Crocker Art museum exhibited fourteen works by Julie Heffernan in a show called “Sky is Falling”. In the exhibit Heffernan show cases male and female figures, often believed to be self-portraits in different manifestations, in extravagant landscapes while using metaphorical imagery to express the lives of women and the concern she has for the endangered environment. The figures are often depicted trying to restore order to a world that is falling apart around...

Cubism, Figure, Hieronymus Bosch 996  Words | 4  Pages

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Del Kathryn Barton

“Analyze an example of a self portrait painting by one artist through the Subjective and Structural Frame.” Name: Del Kathryn Barton Title: “You Are What is Most Beautiful About Me” Date: unknown, 2008 Media: synthetic polymer paint, watercolour, gouache and pen on polyester canvas Size: 280 x 180cm STRUCTURAL FRAME In 2008 Del Kathryn Barton created a self portrait of her and her children for the Archibald Prize (and received first place). In the painting it depicts her and her children...

Dimension, Emotion, Love 674  Words | 3  Pages

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Art Analysis 1

Edward Hopper all had pieces that they used different forms to help capture the attention of the viewer and express their true meaning with the techniques they used in their portraits. Van Gogh and LeWitt both used lines and shapes to express themselves in their works The Starry Night and Wall Drawing No. 681. Van Gogh’s portrait shows many circular motions, which indicate the lines he was using were revealing how erratic he must have felt at this time. We know that at the time of this creation Van...

Art, Impressionism, Metropolitan Museum of Art 727  Words | 2  Pages

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Formal Art Analysis

has also been a great influence on European art. The background of the painting appears to reflect a painting taking place within a painting. Velasquez used three major focus points in this picture, the mirrored images, the half length and the self portrait. Through the combination of these formal qualities the artist created the effect of intrigue and mystery that has endured many years. The amazing effect was accomplished with the use of multiple planes of form and meaning. Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks...

Albert Boime, Emotion, Museum of Modern Art 445  Words | 2  Pages

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Portrait and Best-self Stories

to acknowledge our collaborators, Brianna Barker Caza, Ph.D., and Emily Heaphy, Ph.D., for their contributions to our ongoing research on the Reflected Best Self Exercise™ (RBSE™). This research served as the inspiration and conceptual anchor for this exercise. We thank Jennifer Suesse for her collaboration on the Bringing My Reflected Best Self to Life action steps, which inspired Phase 2 in this edition of the exercise. We thank the Stephen M. Ross School of Business for its continued support of...

Greatest hits, Greatest hits albums, Portrait 5778  Words | 20  Pages

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Imrdc - Frida Kahlo

letters.” That came up with many links, but I only successfully found one that I believed was credible written by Frida herself. The next thing I searched for was “Frida Kahlo diary.” Shockingly, the whole book “The Diary of Frida Kahlo An Intimate Self Portrait” came up and I added it to my list. I searched “Frida Kahlo life story,” with that search I found my final source from pbs.com written by an unstated author. The final thing I did was go to proquestk12.com and searched “Frida Kahlo.” It showed...

Diego Rivera, Frida, Frida Kahlo 2735  Words | 8  Pages

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