It displays the cultural shifts such as the late Nineteenth Century when black newspapers published photographs of black women attending social events and in the 1960s when artists, models, and athletes joined in the national debates about beauty. Consider a digital-print portrait of an African woman with a bald head, Pat Evans (1970) by Anthony Barboza, Barboza was a self-taught photographer who began his career in 1964. It is very interesting when he explained that he was doing a photograph of how that person feels to him; how he feels about the person, not how they look. Barboza emphasizes a mental connection and an emotional one in his work. His photograph of the 1970s bald supermodel Pat Evans, demonstrates his work in ways that differ from their daily appearance and pushed the boundaries of artistic
Arts 1301/5009 Critique paper The piece of work that caught my eye the most at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston was that of Henri Matisse. Henri Matisse, a French artist, painted this piece in 1911. It is a portrait that is known to have been dedicated to “Olga Merson” who was a student of his. ”. The artwork caught my attention because of the blend of wonderful and brilliant color, and also because I found an odd features on it (two black lines), which makes it stand out of the norm.
Betye Irene Saar was born in Los Angeles, California and is an American Artist that was known for her assemblage work. She is also a painter, graphic artist, mixed media, and an educator. Betye Saar creates work typically consisting of found objects arranged within boxes or windows, with items drawing on various cultures reflecting her own mixed heritage. Her heritage consisted of an African, a Native American, an Irish and a Creole . She began to work on a representational work of art “The Liberation of Aunt Jemima” in the 1970’s and it is an amazing work of art, made up of a collage of Aunt Jemima in three different forms.
Wiley takes these photos of young African Americans and puts them in place of famous white subjects from well known paintings by artists from various time periods, more commonly the neo-classical period. When we look at Wiley’s painting, the first thing we see is the pose of the animal and the figure. It temporarily convinces us that we are looking at something from an art history lecture, but the wallpaper appear as us almost simultaneously with a strong denial of that association. One by one we notice cues that this is about the present, yet here we are comparing this work to older paintings. There is no doubt that Wiley intended all this.
He suffered a rare neurological disorder from an early age and as a young boy, finding solace and escape in popular celebrity magazines and DC comic books which clearly influenced his later works. Warhol majored in Pictorial Design while Commercial Art at the Carnegie Mellon University from 1945 to 1949, then moved to New York in order to establish a career in illustration and advertising. Heavily influenced by advertising pop culture and design and his obsession with the ambition to become famous and wealthy, Warhol mass produced portraits of famous celebrities, images of
Kara Walker Kara Walker is an contemporary African American artist who explores race, gender, sexuality, violence and identity in her work. Kara Walker was born in Stockton, California. Her retired father is a formally educated artist, a professor, and an administrator. Her mother worked as an administrative assistant and was inspired by her family to reveal her own artistic talents. My first impression of her work is that she portrays scenes from African American plantation life, however, I noticed that sexual and violent, images are represented repeatedly in her landscapes.
However, Baz Luhrmann’s 1996 epic Romeo + Juliet was the first film of its kind, a film that re-told the classic story in a modern day setting. This ambitious innovation presented Baz with a challenge: How to keep a late 20th Century audience entertained and, most importantly, emotionally involved in a play created five hundred years ago? Well, in Romeo + Juliet, director Baz Lurhmann uses carefully constructed camera shots, editing techniques and music to throw the audience in the turf war between the rival families, uses costume and props to visually modernize the scenes, and uses the dialogue and poetry to allow the audience to relate to the story. In the ‘Petrol Station’ scene, director Baz Luhrmann makes the content appealing to a late twentieth century audience by combating teenager’s short attention spans with rapid editing techniques, fast, witty dialogue and parallels to famous Western movies, while using costumes, props and music to add depth to the character’s, and their feud. There is a reason that most of the popular films, with a teenage target audience, are action blockbusters.
He has a net worth of 550 million dollars, making him the richest figure in hip-hop. He was awarded 3 Grammy awards and 2 MTV awards. Thus making P. Diddy's fan base and talents less potent then Jay-Z. Which in turn makes P. Diddy's influence weaker then Jay-Z. When a person is famous just about every aspect of his or her life is watched by everyone.
Kahlo was born on the 6thJuly 1907 and even though she was crippled, she was and is still one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century. Basquiat, born on 22nd December in 1960, was also considered one of the well-known artists of his generation as well as being of Hispanic-African-American background. These two artists were born far apart from each other, which gave them an opportunity to have different life styles, society values and life experiences. Both artists were influenced in different ways. Frida Kahlo and Jean-Michel Basquiat were raised in a similar society with alcohol and tragedy influencing their actions and artworks.