“Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” is one of Pablo Picasso’s most famous artworks; it is credited as the beginning of cubism. This oil on canvas painting is almost square at 243.9cm x 233.7cm, and depicts five nude women in still form. “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” is semi-abstract, for the women are unrealistic but still recognisable. The women in this paining are (as many women who pose for art are) prostitutes. This explains the artworks title, which translates to "The Young Women of Avignon”.
30 August 2014. In “Girl Before a Mirror,” Pablo Picasso uses cubism and contrasting colors to create a pessimistic tone to illustrate the duality of the woman’s nature. The painter uses simple shapes and lines to create the body of the woman, but he remains successful at displaying her both in side profile and frontally as she peers into a mirror that reflects a woman she is not. In reality, she is a beautiful pregnant woman with perky, round breasts and small eyes. As she stares at her reflection, she sees herself as an old woman, whose young body has been distorted and gravity has taken its rightful place, creating a self pity attitude.
Sarah Bratton Bryan Wheeler ARTS1301 – Art Appreciation 23 September 2012 A Females Beauty in “Grande Odalisque” The artwork of French Artist Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres titled “Grande Odalisque” was painted on an oil canvas in 1814. On close examination it is easy to see many elements and principles of art and feminist mode of analysis, which helps present the beauty of a female body. Ingres’ portrays several elements and principles of art in his painting of a nude female to display his desire towards a female’s beauty. When examining his artwork, the viewer is directly drawn to the woman’s long back. This is the focal point of the artwork, since it is a lighter shade than the rest of the image, and it is the biggest proportion to the piece.
She writes, “She laid her hands on me,/then washed out my mouth/with Ivory soap. This/was to purify, she said,/and cleanse your lying tongue.” These few lines make me think that she’s trying to describe white as the right thing. She does this again in the second stanza when she says, “I could act like my homemade dresses come straight out of the window at Maison Blanche.” This phrase makes us think that dresses from the “White House” are better than others. I think the overall message of this little girl is that she used to think that white was better. Clothes were
La Tour used a painting technique called, trompe l’oeil, French terminology for, “fool the eye.” La Tour obviously used this technique before William Harnett came along. This particular technique gives the painting a very unusual appearance where some of the objects look like they are glued onto the canvas. There are a lot of details and depth in this painting. The women’s hats with the feathers, the jewelry, the wine bottle, coins on the table, the cards behind the tricksters back just to name a few. La Tour carefully and artistically arranged the subjects in a way that the texture causes the viewer to develop an impulse to touch the piece.
Alisha Gordon Rachel Marsom-Richmond Eng 113 Research Paper 7/22/13 Looking Through Rose Colored Glasses: Viewing a Southern Lady’s Anguish in a Southern Society When someone is looking through rose colored glasses, he or she is seeing things as being better than they really are. In William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” and the 1998 film Hush, we see the image of grand ladies whose family’s history and reputation warranted great respect, but the Southern society views of a Southern lady lead to their anguish and pushed them over the edge. The characters circumstances may be different but their outcomes are still the same. With this short story and film we will see the reality of how people overlooked their flaws because of their social standings in a Southern society. In Falkner’s “A Rose for Emily”, the story started off at the funeral of Miss Emily Grierson.
John writes about how woman were painted as objects and how that changed in time. He also talks about the difference between a woman being naked and nude. After reading chapter three I believe that being nude was a form of art where woman were painted as objects and only for the pleasure of the spectator, while women painted naked was a form of art where women were seen as lovers, and not just as an object. When we think of naked we think of lust and being vulnerable. In a painting of a women the man sees her and imagines what he is capable of doing to her even if is not.
The daughter is just the same, but her big, bluish eyes really accentuate her youthfulness. The colors all work together to unify the painting. The artist creates a background of earth-tones to highlight the golden-red of the woman’s dress and the white of the daughter’s dress pops against the red drawing focus to the young subject. Light is very present in the artwork. The brightness of the painting brings the viewer’s gaze to the pale-skinned woman and her child and really highlights the features in their face, such as their rosy cheeks.
The poem opens with the phrase “This is not I.’’ This shows us the girl’s hate and confusion towards herself. Last Stanza from the poem “Naked girl and Mirror”: Yet I pity your eyes in the mirror, misted with