samedi 10 mai 2014

Frida Kahlo Paintings And Degas Paintings

By Darren Hartley

With their intense and vibrant colors, Frida Kahlo paintings are best remembered for their pain and passion. Mexicans and feminists celebrate them, the former, as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition and the latter, for their uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.

Prominently featuring Mexican culture and Amerindian cultural tradition, Frida Kahlo paintings are categorized as Naive art or folk art as well as products of the surrealist movement. In 1938, a bonafide surrealist artist pictured Frida as being a ribbon around a bomb.

Reflected in her works are the lifelong health problems of Frida. Frida prefers to paint portraits of herself because according to her she is so often alone and if there is one subject she knows best, it is herself. To quote Frida, she was born a bitch as well as a painter. Self portraits constitute half of the Frida Kahlo paintings.

While Degas paintings received the label of being impressionistic in style, Edgar Degas insist that he is either a realist or independent. The fleeting moments in the flow of modern life is what Edgar wants to capture in his work.

Showing little interest in plein air landscapes, Degas paintings, instead, featured theatre and cafe scenes illuminated by artificial light. Edgar used this light to clarify the contours of his figures, completely adhering to his academic training.

Edgar's father recognized the artistic gifts of his son and encouraged his efforts at drawing by taking him to Paris museums frequently. Early Degas paintings were copies of Italian renaissance paintings at the Louvre.

Emphasizing on line and insisting on the crucial importance of draftsmanship, the traditional academic style was the style Edgar got his training in under the tutelage of Louis Lamothe. Another strong influence reflected in Degas paintings are those from paintings and frescoes Degas saw during his long Italian trips in the late 1850s. Edgar recorded these paintings and frescoes in his personal notebook by making his own drawings and sketches of them.

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