The effect is as though the girl radiates light; the highlights are picked up on the side of her face, her shoulder, her breast and the folds and creases of her dress. The girl is very pale and has a sad expression on her face, her eyes look tired with dark shadows underneath and her lips appear to be down turned in a frown. She has a long thin face and long straight nose. Her hair is tied in a bun, showing an elongated ear and slender neck. She is very slim and frail looking.
Nappy Hair Brenda, the main character in the story Nappy Hair written by Carolivia Herron is an African American girl with the nappiest hair on earth. The moral of the story is don’t be ashamed of who you are. Brenda learns this when she thinks her uncle comments negatively about her nappy hair. In reality her uncle is praising her hair, saying it’s the most perfect circle in nature. The book has been included in the ban list, for being racially intolerant.
It was no shocker that in 1954 the white doll was chosen, but in over five decades later, it was surprise and hurt lying on the hearts of many people when it was discovered that little black girls still feel the same way after the black communities have come a long way since 1954. In this part of the article, Feng uses both logos and pathos. This was a great way to start the article. It greatly supports what is mentioned about the issue. Feng was very persuasive by using the form of emotional appeal.
The dark brown and blackened background is subordinated by the warm golden glow of the kerosene lamp that is shared by the two weary women. The asymmetrical balance is created by the horizontal alternating patches of light and dark colors shared evenly on both sides of the blue glass kerosene lamp. The weight distributed throughout the composition is balanced by the highlights and shadows of the subjects with the lamp as the fulcrum. The lamp seems to divide the two subjects showing the young girl on the right and her future as an aging seamstress on the left. The artist chose to use cardboard because of the matte effect it had with the resulting art work.
Early American Makeup 1920’s After years of women being bound with corsets and minimal makeup, the 1920’s was a decade with a new definition of what feminine was. The dresses were made of flowing materials such as chiffon and silk as we see in the photograph. The hemline was typically midway between the knee and ankle. Despite the reputation of the flapper and the roaring 20’s, women did not show off their curves. They actually would bind their breast to look smaller and the dresses were worn loose.
The unique history of African-Americans subconsciously affects what black men and women consider attractive. If this wasn’t true, black women wouldn’t go to such extremes as to put chemical relaxers in their hair to make it straight. Assata Shakur describes the process of straightening her hair as, “burnt ears, a smokey straightening, and the stink of your own hair burning” (174). She hadn’t understood why she and generations before her had gone through the trouble. The women, who wear natural looks such as afros, dreadlocks, and braids, are a rare find.
Flappers wore short skirts that revealed the knee and shapeless dresses with flat chests while non flappers wore dresses that were calf length and eliminated all the curves of the women (ThinkQuest). Flappers wore more makeup than the other women and got rid of their long tresses and replaced them with boyish bob haircuts which some wore hats with (ThinkQuest). They were almost like a rebellion to the sexual norm of women, acting in inappropriate ways like smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, and dancing in a provocative manner to jazz music (Rosenberg). While this new, radical lifestyle of some women in this time period was not accepted initially, in time, flappers inspired women to step outside of normal social boundaries by evoking a sense of defiant independence and uniqueness. Even now, short hair shows an air of confidence and revealing clothing is still in fashion.
Men wore a loincloth. Women wore a long cotton dress called a huipil. It if turned cold both sexes wore a cloak called a manta. The Mayans wore sandals made of leather They wore small amounts of clothing, but it was very decorative, with the best piece of clothing
Some Indian people are blondhaired and blue-eyed. Some have the features of African Americans” (Fleming 3). Already on Pocahontas’ first appearance in the movie, one can see that she was portrayed according to the stereotypes mentioned in Fleming’s statement above. Descriptively she is dark-skinned, has high cheekbones and long black hair (Pocahontas 7-8), which she also ties up in braids over the course of time (Pocahontas 48-49). Additionally, she wears an extremely short
The Figure- 8, also know as hourglass shape of women was accentuated at this time. Working women also kept their femininity intact, they wore close-fitting skirt suits that accented their curves. They accompanied this outfit by wearing veiled hats with feathers, gloves, and small purses. The poodle skirt is most associated with fashion of the 1950’s, but it was by no means what all the women were wearing. Pleated skirts that gave off the tailored look were favored at this time, and hemlines were to the knee, or just below it.